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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.

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Bluebell

Across Europe bluebells have such a restricted range that they are considered in need of protection and yet in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly, bluebells are very common and widespread. It is essentially a woodland species but can be found in many non-woodland situations, such as on Cornish Hedges, road verges, moorlands and coastal maritime grasslands. In places on the coast, such as on the cliff-tops near Porthgwarra (SW32Q), they grow in such abundance that the coastal sward is a carpet of bluebells.

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.