H. peploides is a succulent perennial herb with creeping stolons that make it well adapted to growing in mobile substrates. It often occurs in abundance on shingle beaches and on shifting sand in foreshore communities. It is one of the pioneer colonists of open foredunes with plants such as Elytrigia juncea. Lowland.
There does not appear to be any significant change since the 1962 Atlas, where it was mapped as `all records`.
Circumpolar Wide-boreal element, with a disjunct distribution.
Light (Ellenberg): 9
Moisture (Ellenberg): 5
Reaction (Ellenberg): 7
Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6
Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3
January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.3
July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4
Annual Precipitation (mm): 1130
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
1986. Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1983)
1965. Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.