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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.

Lythrum salicaria - Purple-loosestrife

The striking flowering spikes of Purple-loosestrife stand proud in late summer along stream and river courses, in ditches, cliff flushes and freshwater marshes and lake and pond margins. It is frequent on the Lizard, on the Culm Measures in the north east and in marshes south of Newquay and Wadebridge. It is scarce on the upland granites.

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.