*1: Bejew Bridge, NE.
of St Buryan, 1859, WC (PNZ) (Paton 1969a:
*2: Trehane near
Probus, 1857, ES (TRU) (Paton 1969a:
Notes on its habitats in Cornwall are as follows.
Mainly on unshaded or lightly shaded, acid ground, forming
mats on soils, mor humus and plant litter of heathland.
Commonly on banks or slopes, often among rocks, and spreading
over low rocks, or growing at edges of heathland tracks or
firebreaks where vegetation is shorter than on most of
heathland, or on broken ground in acid grassland and on
hummocks in open mires. Also occurs in acid woodlands where
shade is not too great and ground-layer is heathy, such as
some Sessile Oak woodlands on hillslopes, and at woodland
edges, sometimes including tracks inside or edges of conifer
Other records are from varied heathy or
acid-grassland areas, in an old granite quarry, on old china
clay spoil, on laneside banks and a 'hedge', in a churchyard,
beside a reservoir, below reservoir dam and amongst old
concrete of ruins of china-clay dry. Sometimes plentiful in
areas of short, heathy vegetation on unshaded old,
metalliferous mine-spoil, especially on banks. Bit persisting
under well grown Gorse on bank of old
Common associates include Calluna vulgaris, Erica cinerea, Ulex spp., various
jutlandicum, Pleurozium schreberi,
squarrosus and Thuidium
Not seen c.fr.