Crepis foetida

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeCrepisCrepis foetida

Ecology

An annual or biennial herb now found only on disturbed coastal shingle, but formerly also in open sandy or chalky habitats inland. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte C. foetida has a Eurosiberian Southern-temperate distribution.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 707

Life form information

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Perennation - secondary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Life Form - secondary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Comment on Life Form

"CTW & Stace say ""annual or biennial""; Butcher says biennial"

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 33

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004571

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 (299a)
Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 3. 2 vols,
Meusel, H., and Jäger E. J.
, Jena, (1992)

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