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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.

Cardamine hirsuta - Hairy Bitter-cress

Hairy Bitter-cress is frequent on hedges, banks, old mortared walls and mine spoil heaps. It is also a common garden weed and can occur at times in bare patches on heaths. It is tolerant of very poor soils and dry conditions and tends to be found in less shaded situations than C. flexuosa . Hairy Bitter-cress is common 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.