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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.

Pinguicula lusitanica - Pale Butterwort

There has been a marked decline in the distribution of this species in Cornwall due to a loss of habitat. It is found scattered in wet acid, often peaty, situations growing amongst bog vegetation alongside small streams, flushes or ditches. It can also be found hidden at the base of tussocky vegetation and is often associated with areas that are poached by stock. Pale Butterwort is absent from the Isles of Scilly. Recent records include Nanquidno Downs (SW32U, 1997, S.Young), near Hor Point (SW44V, 1993, C.N.French), near Coverack (SW71Z, 1995, C.N.French), Potter's (SW73G, 1993, C.N.French), Silverwell Moor (SW74P, 1994, C.N.French), St. Dennis Junction (SW95J, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), Goss Moor (SW95P, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), Lanjeth (SW95R, 1997, M.Atkinson), Rosenannon Downs (SW96N, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), south east of St. Jidgey (SW96P, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), near Mount Pleasant (SX06B, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Lands (SX06J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), near Trewether (SX15J, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Carwen Pool (SX17C, 1995, R.M.Belringer), Casehill Marsh (SX17J, 1997, M.Atkinson), near Bowithick (SX18V, 1997, C.N.French), near Otterham Station (SX19K, 1995, M.Atkinson) and Higher Langdon (SX27B, 1997, M.Atkinson).

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