A perennial herb of woodland rides, grassland, hedgerows, banks and roadsides, and waste and cultivated ground, generally on neutral to basic soils. It reproduces by seed and spreads rapidly by runners. Generally lowland, reaching 415 m at Stainmore (Westmorland).
The distribution of P. reptans is generally stable. It may only be present as an introduction at scattered localities in Scotland north of its main range.
Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.
Light (Ellenberg): 7
Moisture (Ellenberg): 5
Reaction (Ellenberg): 7
Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5
Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0
January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8
July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1
Annual Precipitation (mm): 959
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.