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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.

Minuartia verna - Spring Sandwort

In Cornwall, Spring Sandwort is Nationally Scarce and is restricted to the Lizard, growing (with one exception) on outcrops of serpentine, or on stony slopes where the serpentine is very close to the surface. Until very recently it was known only from SW61 (Stewart et al., 1994) but in 1991 it was found in SW71, growing with Allium schoenoprasum on serpentine outcrops to the west of Croft Pascoe Plantation (SW71J, P.A.Gainey). Minuartia verna on the Lizard is considered to be morphologically distinct from other populations in Britain (Halliday, 1994).

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