Range & Status
Native. Suboceanic Southern-temperate species. Occurs in the New Forest area, the
south-west of Britain and the Channel Islands, west Wales and southern Ireland.
Common in the Isles of Scilly and scattered around the coast of Cornwall. Particularly lush stands are to be found in West Penwith and in arable fields on the Isles of Scilly.
Habitat & Ecology
Found on cliff-top paths; coastal, short-turf, species-rich, pastures; Cornish Hedge-tops and occasionally in flowerbeds. Also in coastal heaths and arable fields in the Isles of Scilly.
Scrub invasion on heathland sites and pathways.
Some sites are protected.