A rosette-forming perennial herb occurring as a naturalised garden escape in woodland and by shady streams. Lowland.
S. rotundifolia was being cultivated in Britain by 1596, but is not frequent in gardens. It has been known in the wild since at least 1905, and still occurs at Campsie in Stirlingshire where it was first recorded in the 1920s.
Native of montane woods and shady banks in C. & S. Europe and S.W. Asia.
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.