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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.

Anacamptis morio - Green-winged Orchid

Green-winged Orchid was formerly listed as Orchis morio L. (BSBI Abstracts, part 28). It is usually a plant of pasture on calcareous soils. Such habitats are rare in Cornwall and many of the old records refer to coastal sites affected by wind-blown, shell-rich sands. Plants are often stunted but they still grow on the Lizard and at Rosemullion Head where it has been known since 1961(SW72Y, 1995, C.N.French). It remains plentiful in pastures above the Kynance valley (SW61W, 1994, R.J.Murphy) and between Predannack Wollas and Kynance Farm (SW61S, 1997, N.F.Stewart).

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.