Scheuchzeria palustris

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScheuzeriaceaeScheuchzeriaScheuchzeria palustris

Ecology

A rhizomatous perennial herb of base-poor, wet habitats, typically found in acid runnels, pools or semi-submerged Sphagnum lawns at pool edges. Formerly also lowland, its extant sites on Rannoch Moor are at c. 300 m (Mid Perth and Main Argyll).

Status

Native

World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.

Broad Habitats

Bog

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 3

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.9

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1380

Life form information

Height (cm): 22

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 14

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 1

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Vulnerable

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002119

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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