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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.

Cochlearia officinalis - Common Scurvygrass

i> Cochlearia officinalis is frequent along the coast, on walls and banks, in salt-marshes (though mainly those of West Cornwall), on foreshores, cliffs (particularly around cliff flush sites), and along coastal woodland tracks. It is becoming increasingly successful inland, growing on roadside hedgebanks and pavements, in quarries and noticeably along much of the A30(T) between Hayle and the Tamar. This spread has resulted from the salt and gritting programmes carried out along the roads in winter. Common Scurvygrass is also 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.