Lathyrus nissolia

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeLathyrusLathyrus nissolia

Ecology

An inconspicuous annual of open, often disturbed, habitats on chalk and heavy calcareous clay soils. It is found on grassy banks, verges, railway banks, woodland rides, and coastal grassland and shingle. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 742

Life form information

Height (cm): 75

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: 567

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: 0.54

Weighted Changed Factor: 4

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

40

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003299

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 (116d)
Infraspecific variation in Lathyrus nissolia L,
Cannon, J. F. M.
, Watsonia, Volume 6, p.28-35, (1964)

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