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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.

Sibthorpia europaea - Cornish Moneywort

Nationally Scarce, despite its frequency in Cornwall, Cornish Moneywort is shade-tolerant and grows in damp, sheltered sites by streams, in wet meadows, low down on Cornish Hedges, next to water-filled roadside ditches, in flush sites in woodland, on bridges just above streams and rivers and in one classic site, in an old Baptistry near Madron (SW43L). There does seem to have been a loss of sites in West Cornwall and whilst further search could lead to some being refound, it is known that Cornish Moneywort has gone, for no apparent reason, from several places since 1980. It is rare 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.