Saxifraga spathularis x umbrosa (S. x urbium) (Londonpride)
A perennial, stoloniferous herb, usually growing in shaded or at least damp places in woods, by streams, on banks and walls, and among rocks. Generally lowland, but reaching 335 m at Parsley Hay (Derbys.).
S. x urbium is known to have been grown in Britain before 1700. It has escaped and become established in suitable places throughout our area, despite being shy-fruiting owing to sterility in the majority of specimens. It was recorded from the wild in 1837 (Staffs.).
A hybrid of garden origin.
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.