A perennial herb of damp disturbed places, found near streams and canals, in woods, on shaded banks, and in street gutters and gardens. Generally lowland, but reaching 560 m on Wold Fell (Mid-W. Yorks.).
E. roseum is a distinctive species, especially once seen, which is much better recorded now than it was in the 1962 Atlas. The current map, however, shows many losses at the 10-km square level, and there seems to have been some retrenchment of distribution in favour of E. ciliatum, although the patterns are difficult to interpret.
Eurosiberian Temperate 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.