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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.

Linum catharticum - Fairy Flax

This attractive, white-flowered, slender plant is a species of very short turf in dune and maritime grassland, closely grazed turf on moorland, stony floors in the mining areas and tracks and paths on the Lizard. Fairy Flax may be seen on the Hayle-Gwithian Towans (SW53U, SW54Q), Penhale Sands (SW75T), Cardinham Moor (SX17F) and on the Rame peninsula (SX44J). It is rare on 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.