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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.

Moenchia erecta - Upright Chickweed

Upright Chickweed has not recently been recorded from inland sites in Cornwall, apart from the one record from the Council tip at Gwinear (SW53Y, 1981, B.E.Jackson). Instead, it is found in dry grassland and stony patches at the edge of coastal cliffs. West of Helston it seems to have declined and is certainly very rare. However, along the south coast cliffs, from the Lizard to Rame Head it can be very frequent. Sites include Vessacks (SW32V, 1993, C.N.French), Predannack Wollas (SW61S, 1994, D.E.Coombe), Rosen Cliff (SW93I, 1991, R.J.Murphy), near Gorran Haven (SX04G, 1995, M.Atkinson), Pencarrow Head (SX15K, 1992, G.C.Matthews), the Polperro coastal path (SX25A, 1995, M.Atkinson), and Trethill Cliffs (SX35R, 1992, R.W.Gould).

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.