Lotus angustissimus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeLotusLotus angustissimus

Ecology

An annual of thin, drought-prone soils on sea-cliffs, growing around rock outcrops, on sunny banks by tracks and footpaths, and in open areas amongst scrub. In Devon, it occurs in similar habitats inland. The outlying sites in Hampshire and Kent are associated with sand- and gravel-workings. It often grows with L. subbiflorus. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Acid grassland (includes non-calcareous sandy grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 952

Life form information

Height (cm): 30

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: 55

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: -0.23

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003262

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 (111a) Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.