An annual of dry, open, infertile, acidic to neutral soils in a wide range of habitats, including arable fields, open grassland, quarries and mine spoil, woodland tracks, sandy heaths, sand-pits and dunes. 0-365 m (Rannoch, Mid Perth).
F. minima is nowhere particularly frequent, and like all species of Filago, is in continuing slow decline across much of its British and Irish range.
European Temperate element; it reaches its northern limit in Scotland.
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.