This tufted, rhizomatous herb occurs as a garden escape in woods and other moist shady places, often by streams, but sometimes in open peaty places in upland areas. It is usually found on acidic soils. Generally lowland, but reaching 365 m at Garsdale Head (Westmorland), and exceptionally at 845 m on Great Dun Fell (Westmorland).
L. luzuloides was introduced into Britain before 1800 and was recorded from the wild by 1871. Dunn (1905) described it as `recorded two or three times in England`. There are more records than in the 1962 Atlas, which may reflect better recording or a continued spread.
Native of C. Europe; naturalised further north, especially in the Nordic countries, and in N. America.
Atlas Change Index: 0.18
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 of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols,
, Königstein, (1986)
Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols,
, Jena, (1965)