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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.

Primula veris - Cowslip

Cowslip is mainly restricted to the calcium-rich dune and coastal grasslands along the north coast. Inland it can be found at a number of scattered sites where soil conditions are suited, such as on the new road between Camborne and Hayle. Unusually, it was discovered flowering in October on Gwithian Green (SW54V, 1997, C.N.French). 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.