Centaurium pulchellum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaGentianaceaeCentauriumCentaurium pulchellum

Ecology

An erect annual of mildly acidic to calcareous soils. Inland it is found in dry, open grasslands and heaths, in woodland rides, marl pits and other open, disturbed ground. On the coast it is a plant of open sandy and muddy grassy places, often by estuaries, sand dunes and in upper saltmarsh. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Littoral sediment (includes saltmarsh and saltmarsh pools)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

1

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 1

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 841

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: 457

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 17

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: 0.1

Weighted Changed Factor: 5

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

51

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003958

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 (207b)
Curtis TGF, McGough HN
1988.  The Irish Red Data Book. 1. Vascular Plants.
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.