Soleirolia soleirolii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaUrticaceaeSoleiroliaSoleirolia soleirolii


This evergreen, procumbent, carpet-forming perennial herb is found on damp paths, shaded banks and roadside walls, and in sheltered places in churchyards and gardens, usually close to habitation. It is somewhat frost-sensitive. Lowland.



World Distribution

A native of the W. Mediterranean islands.

© Shannon, P

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 4

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.3

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 906

Life form information

Height (cm): 10

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 773

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 130

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 11

Atlas Change Index: 2.36

Weighted Changed Factor: 45

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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 (182a)
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1990.  Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies.
Jalas & Suominen (1976)