This small alpine herb is naturalised only on rock-ledges at the head of Caenlochan Glen, Angus, at an altitude of c. 900 m. It is a very rare casual elsewhere.
A. pyrenaica was introduced into cultivation in Britain in 1818. The Caenlochan population was planted at its current site in 1895, and it was recorded as a casual at Doncaster Airport (S.W. Yorks.) in 1986.
Native of Spain and the Pyrenees.
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.