Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Ecology

This densely tufted perennial herb is now mainly confined to high, inaccessible crevices and ledges on Carboniferous limestone cliffs, though it is also found in tightly-grazed, species-rich limestone turf. It reproduces only by seed. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Inland rock (quarries, cliffs, screes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 2

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 979

Life form information

Height (cm): 20

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Woodiness

Semi-woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.19

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000458066

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (66a)
Jalas & Suominen (1986)
Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., Jäger E., and Weinert E.
, Jena, (1965)

British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)