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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.

Deschampsia cespitosa - Tufted Hair-grass

Tufted Hair-grass is plentiful in the north east of Cornwall, growing on roadside hedgebanks and in the Culm grassland. Elsewhere it grows in damp fields, on the moors and in ditches. It can also be found in some willow carrs such as within the Red River valley, north of Camborne (SW64G), but is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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