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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.

Trifolium ornithopodioides - Bird's-foot Clover

Bird' s-foot Clover is usually found within a mile of the sea except on the Lizard. It grows in open, stony situations on trackways and waste ground and is often associated with rock outcrops. It is also a species of short turf cliff-top grassland. In recent years it has been appearing in car parks associated with tourist attractions and is very common on the Isles of Scilly. Some of the places it has been seen in Cornwall include Ballowal (SW33K, 1996, C.N.French), Great Work (SW53V, 1997, C.N.French), near Predannack Wollas (SW61S, 1997, M.Atkinson), Lappa Valley Railway car park (SW85I, 1998, H.M.Meredith), Nare Head (SW93D, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Breney Common (SX06K, 1998, R.Fitzgerald), Par beach (SX05W, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), and near Fowey (SX15A, 1996, R.J.Murphy).

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