Epimedium alpinum L.

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Report the species

Report Epimedium alpinum to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Epimedium alpinum L. in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.26.

Epimedium alpinum is a rhizomatous perennial plant which spreads more rapidly than most other epimediums. The plant is native in Southern Europe and is now present throughout the continent. Once established, it tolerates drought and heavy shade.

The first documented observation of the species dates from 1826. It was found on 19th July 1826 near the river Sûre in the municipality of Bettendorf (Bronn et al. 1827). All three observations  found in the Recorder database (1956, 1957, 1970) are from the area Fouerbierg/Nidderbierg north of Bettendorf.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2013: 18).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Bronn, M. & R. Courtois, 1827. Verslag van een plant- en landbouwkundig Reisje, gedaan in Julij 1826, langs de oevers de Maas, van Luik naar Dinant, in de Ardennes en het Groothertogdom Luxemburg. Bijdragen tot de natuurkundige Wetenschappen 2: 450–479
  • Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Epimedium alpinum L. In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/epimedium-alpinum/ [26.08.2019].

 Last updated on Monday, May 28, 2018.