Pilosella peleteriana

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaePilosellaPilosella peleteriana


A perennial herb, spreading by short, thick stolons, occurring on steep, well-drained slopes in chalk and limestone grassland (especially on the edges of paths, on small terraces and at the edge of sea-cliffs), on dry dolerite rock shelves and quarry waste, on shallow soils overlying granite, and on dunes. Lowland.



World Distribution

Suboceanic Boreo-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 871

Life form information

Height (cm): 9

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Far-creeping by stolons in illuminated medium

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 11

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 12

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status


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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