An annual of hedge banks, rough ground and rocky places. Lowland.
L. pelisseriana was first cultivated in Britain in 1640. It was recorded from the wild in Jersey in 1837, where it was seen sporadically at scattered localities until 1955. It is often regarded as a native to the island, but its history suggests that it is more likely to be an alien. It is only casual elsewhere.
A Mediterranean-Atlantic species.
Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 12
Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0
Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 5
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.