Veronica polita

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeVeronicaVeronica polita

Ecology

An annual of cultivated fields and gardens, typically growing on light, sandy, often calcareous soils. Generally lowland, but reaching 350 m near Kaber (Westmorland).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

A Eurosiberian Southern-temperate species.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 867

Life form information

Height (cm): 10

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: 1237

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 107

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: 0.07

Weighted Changed Factor: 17

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

28

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000464829

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.

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