Thlaspi arvense

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaBrassicaceaeThlaspiThlaspi arvense

Ecology

An annual found as an arable weed, particularly with broad-leaved crops and mainly on heavier soils. It is also a frequent weed on disturbed roadsides, and in waste places and gardens. Lowland, but there is a casual record at 330 m at Tomintoul (Banffs.).

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte T. arvense has a Eurasian Temperate distribution, but it is naturalised in N. America so its distribution is now Circumpolar Temperate.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 858

Life form information

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1600

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 143

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: 0.16

Weighted Changed Factor: -2

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

22

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002841

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 (39c)
The biology of Canadian weeds. 9. Thlaspi arvense L,
Best, K. F., and McIntyre G. I.
, Canadian Journal of Plant Science, Volume 55, p.279-292, (1975)

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

Jalas & Suominen (1996)
Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., Jäger E., and Weinert E.
, Jena, (1965)

Crucifers of Great Britain and Ireland. Botanical Society of the British Isles Handbook no. 6,
Rich, T. C. G.
, London, (1991)