Matthiola sinuata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeMatthiolaMatthiola sinuata

Ecology

A biennial or short-lived perennial herb of sand dunes and sea-cliffs. Most colonies are on young, fairly mobile dunes, and it has probably spread in the past by seeds floating in sea-water to new sites. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1089

Life form information

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 19

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 8

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 6

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000460621

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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