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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.

Herniaria ciliolata - Ciliate Rupturewort

Nationally Scarce and a Red Data Book species, Fringed Rupturewort is endemic to Guernsey and Alderney in the Channel Islands and the Lizard in mainland Britain. It may be found along almost the whole length of the Lizard coastline, regardless of geology, growing on cliff-tops, walls, rocks and footpaths, wherever soils are shallow and subject to drought in summer.

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.