This biennial herb occurs in hedge banks, by waysides, on open rough ground and rubbish tips, generally on sandy or stony soils. It is sometimes naturalised in C. and S. Britain, but occurrences are usually casual. Seed is freely produced. Lowland.
V. phlomoides was cultivated in Britain by 1739 and was known from the wild by 1838. Although now rarely cultivated, it seems to be more frequent in the wild than it was at the time of the 1962 Atlas.
V. phlomoides has a European Temperate distribution.
Atlas Change Index: 0.87
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.
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