Schoenoplectus triqueter

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCyperaceaeSchoenoplectusSchoenoplectus triqueter

Ecology

This tussock-forming, rhizomatous perennial herb occurs on mud-banks along the lower reaches of tidal rivers, where it may become submerged at the highest tides. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurasian Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Rivers and streams

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 10

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 799

Life form information

Height (cm): 125

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Perennial hydrophyte (perennial water plant)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 8

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 3

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Critically endangered

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002384

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 (348c)
The Irish Red Data Book. 1. Vascular Plants,
Curtis, T. G. F., and McGough H. N.
, Dublin, (1988)

Aquatic plants in Britain and Ireland,
Preston, C. D., and Croft J. M.
, Colchester, (1997)

British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)