A perennial herb of wet, acidic, oligotrophic raised and blanket bogs, often growing on and around hummocks and usually in association with Sphagnum species. Lowland to 650 m (Beinn Heasgarnich, Mid Perth) and 820 m elsewhere in Scotland.
The range of C. pauciflora has changed very little since the 1962 Atlas. It is a very inconspicuous species and is easily overlooked, so it is probably present in many 10-km squares for which only pre-1987 records are available.
Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.
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.