A perennial herb, formerly known from the drier parts of a single bog in Angus. Lowland.
In Britain, T. alpinum has only been recorded from the Moss of Restennet, where it was first discovered in 1791. It was extinct by about 1804, probably as a result of the extraction of marl from the site.
Circumpolar Boreal-montane element, with a continental distribution in W. Europe.
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Light (Ellenberg): 8
Moisture (Ellenberg): 9
Reaction (Ellenberg): 2
Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2
Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0
January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 2.8
July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14
Annual Precipitation (mm): 858
Height (cm): 30
Perennation - primary
Life Form - primary
Clonality - primary
Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1
Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0
Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0
Plantatt Conservation Status
Atlas text references
1986. Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
1981. The flora of Angus (Forfar, V.C. 90).
1998. On the extinct plants of Scotland. Species history in Scotland. :45-62.
1999. Britain's rare flowers.