Luzula sylvatica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeLuzulaLuzula sylvatica

Ecology

Characteristic of a range of damp, acidic, usually shaded habitats, this rhizomatous patch-former is found in lowland woods, often beside streams, on peaty heaths and moors, and on rock ledges and rocky streamsides in mountainous regions. It is intolerant of grazing and it is often confined to woods or, in the uplands, rocks. 0-1040 m (Carrantuohil, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1208

Life form information

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2058

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 621

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: -0.02

Weighted Changed Factor: 10

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

13

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460501

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 (323c)
Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
Hultén, E., and Fries M.
, Königstein, (1986)

Plant communities of the Scottish Highlands. Monographs of the Nature Conservancy No. 1,
McVean, D. N., and Ratcliffe D. A.
, London, (1962)

Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., Jäger E., and Weinert E.
, Jena, (1965)