Euphrasia micrantha

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeEuphrasiaEuphrasia micrantha

Ecology

An annual of dry or damp places on acid heaths and moorland. It also grows on open clay and sandy substrates in disturbed habitats, such as disused gravel-pits and old airfields. 0-530 m (Redburn Common, Co. Durham).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1400

Life form information

Height (cm): 25

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: 941

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 190

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000458669

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 (55a)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Rich TCG, Jermy AC
1998.  Plant crib 1998.
Yeo PF
1978.  A taxonomic revision of Euphrasia in Europe. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 77:223-334.