Potentilla erecta

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaePotentillaPotentilla erecta

Ecology

A perennial herb found in a wide variety of habitats on more or less acidic soils, including lowland, upland and montane grassland, hay- and fen-meadows, moorland and heathland, blanket and raised mires, open woodland, wood borders and hedge banks. It is unpalatable to stock. 0-1040 m (Carrantuohill, S. Kerry).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate element.

© P. Shannon

Broad Habitats

Acid grassland (includes non-calcareous sandy grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1118

Life form information

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2700

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 947

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Atlas Change Index: -0.5

Weighted Changed Factor: -28

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

10

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003349

External Species Accounts

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 (122d) 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. Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.