A stoloniferous perennial herb, found in many habitats on heavy and light, moist and dry soils. It occurs in permanent grassland (including inundation and brackish communities), in upper saltmarsh and dune-slacks, on sand dunes and sandy flats, on cliffs and in mires, springs, flushes and ditches. It also grows on spoil heaps and a wide range of open and disturbed habitats, and is a weed in arable sites. 0-945 m (Ben Lawers, Mid Perth).
There has been no change in the range of A. stolonifera since the 1962 Atlas. It is very variable in form and distinct ecotypes have evolved in response to newly available habitats.
Circumpolar Wide-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.
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.