Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. leptoclados
A winter- or rarely summer-annual of dry, open sites in similar habitats to those of subsp. serpyllifolia and sometimes growing with it. However, there may be a stronger preference for cultivated and waste ground, old walls and quarries (Grose, 1957). It is also found in bare places in calcareous grassland, on roadsides and railway tracks. 0?500 m (Teesdale, N.W. Yorks.).
The current map shows a much more coherent pattern than that in Perring & Sell (1968), and the distribution seems stable.
Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element, with a more southerly distribution than subsp. serpyllifolia.
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.