Anagallis arvensis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPrimulaceaeAnagallisAnagallis arvensis

Ecology

A winter-annual or, occasionally, a short-lived perennial. A. arvensis is common in open habitats as an arable or garden weed, and also grows around rabbit warrens and in rocky and bare sites including coastal cliffs, chalk downland, heaths and sand dunes. 0-320 m (Co. Dublin).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element, but widely naturalised so that distribution is now Circumpolar Southern-temperate.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Arable and horticultural (includes orchards, excludes domestic gardens)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 962

Life form information

Height (cm): 20

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: 1856

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 713

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Atlas Change Index: -0.73

Weighted Changed Factor: 15

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

15

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003943

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 (204c)
Atlas Supp (47a
b)
Grime JP, Hodgson JG, Hunt R
1988.  Comparative Plant Ecology.
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.