A dioecious rhizomatous perennial herb found established in woods and waste places, on waysides and shady riversides, occasionally forming large stands. The male plant is much more common than the female in our area. Lowland.
P. albus was introduced to Britain by 1683, and naturalised by at least 1843 (W. Yorks.). It shows little overall change in distribution since the 1962 Atlas.
Native of the mountains of Europe and S.W. Asia.
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