Lathraea clandestina

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOrobanchaceaeLathraeaLathraea clandestina


A root parasite mainly found on species of Alnus, Salix and Populus. It usually occurs in damp, shaded places in open woodland, coppices and along hedgerows, and especially near stream and river margins where dispersal may be effected by flood water. Lowland.



World Distribution

A Suboceanic Temperate species, native to Belgium, France, Spain and Italy.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

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.

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