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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.

Quercus petraea - Sessile Oak

i> Quercus petraea is most frequent in mid and north east Cornwall, often in the older coppiced woods such as Colquite and Millook. It is also the usual oak of the valley-side woodlands of the drowned river valleys (rias) on the south coast. The Q. petraea wood on the cliffs at Dizzard (SX19U) is unique in Cornwall, being dwarfed by gales to less than 2m. high in parts.

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.