A perennial herb found as a garden escape or throw-out on roadsides and other waste grassy places. Lowland.
This species was being grown in British gardens by 1596. It was recorded as well naturalised in the wild by 1977 (Derbys.).
Native of S. Europe (Pyrenees, S.W. Alps, Appennines).
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 (1999)