Chenopodium polyspermum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaChenopodiaceaeChenopodiumChenopodium polyspermum

Ecology

An annual of disturbed cultivated ground, including gardens, especially on light, nutrient-rich soils. It has also been recorded on bare peat, on disturbed soil in newly coppiced woodland and in dried up ponds. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 8

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 794

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: 998

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 8

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: 0.62

Weighted Changed Factor: 50

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

18

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003089

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 (81b)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1980)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.