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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.

Poa humilis - Spreading Meadow-grass

Previously under-recorded, recent surveys (Atkinson, 1998) have demonstrated that Poa humilis is more widespread that once thought. This meadow-grass occurs on dunes (the dominant Poa species at Penhale Sands), at the edges of pavements and roadsides, as near Launceston (SX38N), in old quarries, as seen at Werrington (SX38I), around broken rock on cliff-tops, a habitat noted near Tregantle Fort (SX35W), on bridges, the tops of numerous mortared walls and on well drained graves in churchyards. It is also frequent on the Isles of 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.