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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.

Erica vagans - Cornish Heath

Outside its stronghold on the Lizard this Red Data Book species has been found in a few outlying sites. There are two sites near Connor Downs (SW53Z), where Cornish Heath has been known for around a century, and more recently it was found growing on the Penhale Dunes (SW75R, 1996, B.Grant). In 1981 it was recorded at Pedn-men-an-mere (SW32V, B.M. Sturdy). It is not known how these plants made their apperance.

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.