Cornish Biodiversity Network  -  Supporting Wildlife Recording

   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z restore

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.

Scilla verna - Spring Squill

Spring Squill is locally abundant along cliff-top slopes where the soil is shallow and the turf is short or other vegetation is sparse. It is found around the northern and southern coast, on the Isles of Scilly and inland on the Lizard Peninsula in the Erica vagans heaths. However, on the southern coast it is absent east of Nare Head.

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.