THIS IS A DRAFT
The species account below is an early version, drafted around 2003. It has been provided here to aid understanding, but please be aware it may not fully tally with the up-to-date map and statistics shown below.
Crosswort is a sprawling native perennial of grasslands, waysides, scrub and open woodland, generally on well-drained calcareous soils. It is common in the White Peak, the southern part of the Dark Peak and on the Magnesian Limestone. Elsewhere it is rare, as near Somersal Herbert (SK1235), on the Sett Valley Trail (SK0086) and near Crich (SK3455).