Ranunculus sardous

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRanunculaceaeRanunculusRanunculus sardous

Ecology

An annual of damp coastal pastures, poached pond edges and wet hollows, road verges, farm tracks and gateways. It is generally restricted to thin turf or disturbed areas on damp, neutral, moderately fertile soils. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 2

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 800

Life form information

Height (cm): 45

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: 544

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: 0.24

Weighted Changed Factor: -3

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

42

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002714

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 (21a)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1989)