A small perennial herb with ascending stems readily rooting at the base which provide an anchorage to the crumbling surfaces of old walls on which it characteristically grows. Other habitats include quarries, cemeteries and limestone rocks. Lowland.
S. dasyphyllum is a garden plant which has become naturalised, and persists on many church and castle walls in S. and C. Britain. It was known from the wild by 1724, but there is little evidence of an expansion in its range since the 1962 Atlas.
Native of S. Europe, N. Africa and S.W. Turkey; locally naturalised in N.W. Europe.
Atlas Change Index: 0.32
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.