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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.

Wahlenbergia hederacea - Ivy-leaved Bellflower

It is always a moment of joy to discover the campanulate blue flowers in late summer appearing amongst tussocky vegetation in acid moorlands and bog situations. Ivy-leaved Bellflower is particularly common in mid-Cornwall and around the outer parts of Bodmin Moor, but seems to have declined in Penwith and on the Carnmenellis granite. It may have disappeared 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.