A perennial herb, native in a wide range of grasslands other than on the most acidic soils, and also common in waste places. The map includes the large, agriculturally selected variants (var. sativum) that are extensively sown into stubble and as components of short-term leys. 0-850 m (Scottish Highlands).
There has been no change in the distribution of T. pratense since the 1962 Atlas.
Eurosiberian Temperate element, but widely naturalised so that distribution is now Circumpolar Temperate.
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.