A robust perennial rhizomatous herb occurring infrequently in hedgerows, on roadsides and waste ground, usually in small numbers but locally forming thickets (Lavin & Wilmore, 1994). Lowland.
The distribution of S. ebulus is little changed since the 1962 Atlas.
As an archaeophyte S. ebulus has a European Southern-temperate distribution.
Light (Ellenberg): 7
Moisture (Ellenberg): 5
Reaction (Ellenberg): 8
Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7
Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0
January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8
July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3
Annual Precipitation (mm): 913
Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 533
Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 147
Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 2
Atlas Change Index: -0.17
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.