Cynoglossum germanicum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaBoraginaceaeCynoglossumCynoglossum germanicum

Ecology

A biennial or short-lived perennial herb of glades in or margins of deciduous woodland, usually Fagus or Quercus; sometimes also occurring in hedge banks. It is found mainly on calcareous, freely-draining, loamy soils. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 676

Life form information

Height (cm): 75

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 50

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.52

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003981

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 (211b)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Wigginton MJ
1999.  British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3.