Kickxia spuria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeKickxiaKickxia spuria

Ecology

An annual of arable land and open waste ground, usually on calcareous soils, in similar habitats to K. elatine and often growing with it. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte K. spuria has a European Southern-temperate distribution.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 737

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

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 622

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.07

Weighted Changed Factor: 14

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

27

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004074

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 (224a)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.