Pinguicula grandiflora

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLentibulariaceaePinguiculaPinguicula grandiflora


A rosette-forming, insectivorous perennial herb, overwintering as a rootless bud which also functions as a vegetative propagule. It is found on wet rocks, flushed moorland and acidic bogs. 0-855 m (Macgillycuddy`s Reeks, S. Kerry).



World Distribution

Oceanic Temperate element.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.7

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1270

Life form information

Height (cm): 8

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Detaching ramets at or below ground

Comment on Clonality

"Strongly clonal from overwintering bulbils (Heslop-Harrison, Biol. Flora 2004)"

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 74

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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 (239a)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Scully RW
1916.  Flora of County Kerry.