A shortly stoloniferous perennial herb forming mats of leaf rosettes. It has been planted on limestone rocks in Mid-W. Yorkshire and occurs as a relic of cultivation in Lanarkshire. Lowland.
This species has been cultivated in Britain since 1731 and is popular in rock gardens. It was recorded from Mid-W. Yorkshire in 1988 and from Lanarkshire in 1992.
Native of the mountains of C. & S. Europe and S.W. Asia; also Norway, Iceland, Greenland and north-eastern N. America.
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.