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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.

Juncus effusus - Soft-rush

Soft-rush is the most common and widespread rush in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and can be found in a variety of habitats. It is most abundant in wet meadows and marshes but can also be found by streams, by lakes and ponds, in dune slacks, and coastal flushes, as well as in damp areas in gardens and along road verges. It is sometimes found in quite dry situations such as amongst mine burrows and even growing from cracks in tarmac.

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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.