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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.

Ficus carica - Fig

Fig is long established in several churchyards where it grows out of walls. Perhaps the most well known site is at Manaccan Church (SW72S) where a large fig grows from the side of the church itself. Fig trees can also be seen by the stream in Newlyn (SW42U, 1992, C.N.French), West Looe (SX25L, 1980s, P.S.Madge), at Drakewalls mine site (SX47F, 1996, M.Atkinson) and at Boscastle (SX19A, 1976, B.E.M.Garratt).

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.