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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Meconopsis cambrica - Welsh Poppy

Welsh Poppy is very rare in West Cornwall but quite frequent east of Bodmin, where it may be native. Where it occurs as a native, Welsh Poppy is considered Nationally Scarce. However, in most instances it is a garden escape and is of casual occurrence on roadside hedgebanks and verges and has been found at such places as near Countybridge Quarry (SW72G, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Pencalenick (SW84M, 1982, K.L.Spurgin), Delabole Quarry (SX08S, 1995, M.Atkinson), Castlewich Farm (SX36U, 1992, M.Atkinson), Ziggerson Hill (SX46B, 1989, R.J.Murphy) and near St. Ann's Chapel (SX47A, 1988, A.E.C.Aston).

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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.