Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeArenariaArenaria 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).



World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element; subsp. serpyllifolia extends further north and to higher altitudes than subsp. leptoclados.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


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.