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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.

Genista tinctoria subsp. littoralis - Dyer's Greenweed

Dyer' s Greenweed is frequent along the north coast in cliff-top vegetation and can be found from Cape Cornwall to the Devon border. The two large stretches of coastline where it is missing are St. Ives Bay (SW54) east as far as Portreath (SW64), and about five miles of coast either side of Bude (SS20). It is also absent from the Isles of Scilly. On the south coast it is only now known from the Lizard where it can sometimes also be found inland on the heaths. The form on the north coast has glabrous pods, whilst that on the Lizard has hairy pods.


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