Poa flexuosa

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaePoaPoa flexuosa

Ecology

A tufted perennial herb of acidic rock ledges, screes and stony mountain plateaux. From 760 m to 1100 m (Ben Nevis, Westerness).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Arctic-montane element; also in N. America.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): -0.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 10.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1907

Life form information

Height (cm): 22

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Tussock-forming graminoid, may slowly spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 8

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000461804

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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