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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.

Polygala vulgaris - Common Milkwort

Common Milkwort is frequent in the coastal heaths and grasslands, especially along the north coast. It grows in dune grassland and is also common in the Erica vagans heaths on the Lizard. Particularly fine specimens can be seen amongst the dunes at Kennack Sands (SW71I), where they occur as separate rosettes. It is common 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.