Veronica hederifolia

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeVeronicaVeronica hederifolia

Ecology

An annual of cultivated and waste ground, woodland rides, hedge banks, walls, banks and gardens, found on sandy, loam or clay soils. V. hederifolia seeds freely, with germination in spring or autumn. 0-380 m (Malham Moor, Mid-W. Yorks.).

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

As an archaeophyte V. hederifolia has a European Southern-temperate distribution; it is widely naturalised outside this range.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 918

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

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1944

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 346

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: 0.57

Weighted Changed Factor: 23

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

17

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004120

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 (231d)
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.
Salisbury EJ
1964.  Weeds & Aliens, edn 2.