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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.

Centaurium erythraea - Common Centaury

Common Centaury is frequent in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly. It occurs on stony or sandy, nutrient-poor substrate around the coast, on dunes and in open areas of short turf along cliffs. Inland it grows in quarries, on mine waste, china clay waste, on dry roadside banks, by disused railway lines and in open, stony areas in the Lizard heaths.

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.