Teucrium botrys

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLamiaceaeTeucriumTeucrium botrys

Ecology

A biennial herb of bare ground within open grassland, arable field margins, and open fallow overlying chalk and limestone; occasionally recorded on spoil-tips and in disused quarries. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

European Temperate element, but absent as a native from much of W. Europe.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 2

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 767

Life form information

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Annual

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 12

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.42

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004266

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 (252d)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Rich (1997b)
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.