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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.

Daucus carota - Wild Carrot

Wild Carrot mainly grows within a few miles of the sea and is most common along cliff-tops, especially those where the cliffs are topped with Head. It can also be found in coastal maritime grassland, on sand dunes and to a lesser extent in the coastal heaths, as well as along road verges and on top of exposed Cornish Hedges. Inland it is one of the plants that does well on disused mine sites and is able to tolerate soils contaminated with high levels of heavy metals.


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