Genista tinctoria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeGenistaGenista tinctoria

Ecology

A small deciduous shrub of rough pastures, old meadows, grassy heaths, cliffs, road verges and field edges on heavy soils, usually calcareous to slightly acidic clays. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 880

Life form information

Height (cm): 60

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Life Form - secondary

Nanophanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 932

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: -0.77

Weighted Changed Factor: -26

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

38

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003206

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.

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