Serratula tinctoria

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeSerratulaSerratula tinctoria

Ecology

A perennial herb of calcareous grassland, hay and fen-meadows, wet heaths and heathy mires, open scrub and woodland, rocky lake shores and cliff-tops; also in artificial habitats including roadside verges and railway banks. 0-560 m (Fur Tor, Dartmoor, S. Devon).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Calcareous grassland (includes lowland and montane types)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.5

Annual Precipitation (mm): 965

Life form information

Height (cm): 70

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: 945

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2

Atlas Change Index: -0.21

Weighted Changed Factor: 13

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

35

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004513

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.