Leucojum vernum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeLeucojumLeucojum vernum

Ecology

A bulbous perennial herb of damp soils, thoroughly naturalised in woodland and scrub, by watercourses and in grassy places. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

A European Temperate species, absent as a native from much of W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 894

Life form information

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Bulbous geophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tuberous or bulbous, slowing cloning by offsets

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 67

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 1.23

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002251

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 (327c)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.