Short to medium plant with small white flowers, borne on umbels.
Pignut grows best in pastures, rough scrubland or woodland and prefers slightly damp soil. It is one of the first flowering plants and has set seed by July. It dies back and leaves a small nut-like tuber under the ground that is favoured by badgers (and pigs).
This seed is best sown as part of an Autumn sowing as it needs colder temperatures for germination. on warm and sunny sites it may not germinate so well hence liking shaded arears. Viability is good, so if it does not germinate in the first year it may well do so later on.