Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia
A winter- or rarely summer-annual of dry, open sites, such as disturbed ground and ant-hills on chalk and limestone downs, sand dunes and other sandy and gravelly places, rabbit warrens, arable fields, roadsides, railways, quarries, rock ledges, walls, spoil-tips and waste ground. 0?610 m (Melmerby Fell, Cumberland).
The map shows uneven recording effort, but no change in distribution since 1968. It includes plants referable to subsp. lloydii, which were mapped separately by Perring & Sell (1968) but treated as synonymous with subsp. serpyllifolia by Stace (1997).
Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element; subsp. serpyllifolia extends further north and to higher altitudes than subsp. leptoclados.
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.