A shrub or small tree which grows in damp or wet places, by rivers, streams and ponds and in marshes and osier-beds. Lowland.
A species which has been much planted for basketry, often as distinct cultivars. Its distribution has not significantly changed since the 1962 Atlas.
As an archaeophyte S. triandra has a Eurasian Temperate distribution.
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.