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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.

Jasione montana - Sheep's-bit

Very common in the granite areas and the coastal fringe, Sheep' s-bit grows on Cornish Hedges, road banks and mine burrows. Remarkably, for a plant which usually grows in lime-free conditions, it can be found in the dunes at Gwithian. A white-flowered form was seen growing on a hedge near Constantine. It is also locally 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.