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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.

Cerastium diffusum - Sea Mouse-ear

Sea Mouse-ear is almost totally confined to the coastal fringe. In 1997 it was found on several pavements in Redruth (SW74A, C.N.French), where its presence may be related to soil contamination from Pednandrea Mine. Along the coast it grows in dry situations such as sand dunes, stony banks by the shore, coastal footpaths and open ground along cliff-tops. It is abundant on 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.