Holosteum umbellatum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeHolosteumHolosteum umbellatum


In Britain, recorded habitats of H. umbellatum include boundary walls, the walls of old buildings and ruins, thatched roofs, and open ground in a field. Lowland.



World Distribution

A Eurosiberian Southern-temperate species; widely naturalised outside its native range.

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Atlas text references

Atlas (71d)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1983)
Lousley (1976a)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.
Simpson FW
1982.  Simpson's Flora of Suffolk.