Euphrasia cambrica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeEuphrasiaEuphrasia cambrica

Ecology

An annual of well-drained, basic, sheep-grazed grassland on mountain slopes. More rarely it grows in wetter, base-enriched flushes where it can occur with E. rivularis. An upland species, reaching 880 m on Cadair Idris (Merioneth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Endemic.

Broad Habitats

Montane habitats (acid grassland and heath with montane species)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 2458

Life form information

Height (cm): 8

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 5

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004153

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 Supp (58a)
British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)