Sanguisorba minor subsp. muricata
This perennial herb is a relic of cultivation which occurs as a casual, semi-established or naturalised plant in grassy places, on field edges, tracksides, banks, roadsides and railways. Lowland.
Subsp. muricata, introduced in 1803, was formerly grown for fodder. It is often grown in gardens and sometimes introduced with wild-flower mixtures for calcareous soils. It was recorded from the wild by 1849 and seems to be increasing.
Native of S. Europe; widely naturalised further north.
Atlas Change Index: -0.16
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.