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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.

Ranunculus lingua - Greater Spearwort

Greater Spearwort is native in Gunwalloe Marsh (SW62Q) but elsewhere it is a planted introduction, such as in a pond at Bearah Farm (SX27X, 1996, M.Atkinson). Occasionally, in nutrient-rich wet meadows, very luxuriant forms of R. flammula ssp. flammula are found which resemble R. lingua . These have been responsible for a number of mis-identifications in the past.

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.