Juncus compressus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaJuncaceaeJuncusJuncus compressus

Ecology

A compact to spreading, rhizomatous perennial herb found in marshes, wet meadows and pastures, often near the sea and sometimes in brackish conditions, occasionally with J. gerardii. 0-370 m (above Dent station, N.W. Yorks.).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 746

Life form information

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 430

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 4

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -1.09

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002213

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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