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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.

Oxalis acetosella - Wood-sorrel

Wood-sorrel is a frequent woodland species, but it also grows under bracken and amongst the granite tors and boulders on West Penwith (SW43), Carn Brea near Camborne (SW64V), as on Helman Tor (SX06Q), and on Bodmin Moor as at The Cheesewring (SX27L) and Kilmar Tor (SX27M). It is absent from 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.