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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.

Dipsacus fullonum - Teasel

Teasel is particularly common along a broad band of Cornwall extending from Penzance in the west to Polzeath in the east. It occurs along road verges, on waste ground and occasionally in gardens, in less acid areas. One unusual specimen, found growing on mine waste at Dolcoath, in Camborne, (SW64K, 1993, C.N.French), had no spines on the stem and white flowers. It has rarely been recorded on the Isles of Scilly.

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