Phleum bertolonii

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaePhleumPhleum bertolonii

Ecology

A perennial herb of old meadows and pastures, downs, roadside-banks and waste places; often with P. pratense, but showing a preference for slightly thinner swards and drier, less fertile soils. It occasionally occurs as a wool-alien, on shoddy fields and rubbish tips. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Southern-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 942

Life form information

Height (cm): 50

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1927

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 82

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002650

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

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. Ryves TB, Clement EJ, Foster MC
1996.  Alien grasses of the British Isles.