Veronica beccabunga

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeVeronicaVeronica beccabunga

Ecology

This robust perennial herb occurs on all but the most infertile substrates in a wide range of wetland habitats: in shallow water, by rivers, streams and ponds, in ditches, marshy hollows in pastures, flushes, wet woodland rides and rutted tracks. It thrives in fairly open habitats, competing poorly in dense stands of taller plants. Propagation is by seed and vegetatively from rooted stems. 0-845 m (Great Dun Fell, Westmorland).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 10

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1034

Life form information

Height (cm): 45

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Life Form - secondary

Chamaephyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Shortly creeping and rooting at nodes

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2333

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 912

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 9

Atlas Change Index: -0.31

Weighted Changed Factor: -14

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

17

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004096

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 (228a)
Comparative Plant Ecology,
Grime, J. P., Hodgson J. G., and Hunt R.
, London, (1988)

Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
Hultén, E., and Fries M.
, Königstein, (1986)

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

Aquatic plants in Britain and Ireland,
Preston, C. D., and Croft J. M.
, Colchester, (1997)