Petrorhagia saxifraga

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaePetrorhagiaPetrorhagia saxifraga


This mat-forming perennial was naturalised on waste ground near the railway station at Tenby (Pembs.), and occurs elsewhere as a casual on walls, railway banks, roadsides and in chalk pits. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of C. & S. Europe and S.W. Asia.

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.

Atlas text references

Jalas & Suominen (1986)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.