Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeHieraciumHieracium


A group of tap-rooted perennial herbs growing in a wide range of habitats, but with a preference for infertile, rocky substrates. Habitats include rocky grassland, limestone pavement, cliffs, upland rock ledges, rocky river banks, roadsides, railway banks, walls and quarries. In grazed areas plants are often restricted to inaccessible sites. 0?1220 m (Cairngorms, S. Aberdeen).



World Distribution

Circumpolar Wide-boreal element.

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.