Trifolium fragiferum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeTrifoliumTrifolium fragiferum

Ecology

A procumbent perennial herb, rooting at the nodes. On the coast it is found behind saltmarshes, on earthen sea-walls and grazing marshes. Inland it occurs in pastures or by tracks on damp alluvial or calcareous clay soils. It sometimes grows in long-established amenity grassland or lawns. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Neutral grassland (includes coarse Arrhenatherum grassland)

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

2

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 2

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 764

Life form information

Height (cm): 10

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 753

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 42

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 6

Atlas Change Index: -0.81

Weighted Changed Factor: 5

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

41

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003248

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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