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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.

Eryngium maritimum - Sea Holly

A plant of sandy beaches and dune systems, Sea Holly is still frequent along the north coast as at Constantine Bay (SW87M), Perran Sands (SW75T) and Gwithian Towans (SW54V). It has gone from many sites along the south coast, but was recently refound on Par beach (SX05W, 1998, I.J.Bennallick). It has also been found at such places as Sennen (SW33N), between Penzance and Marazion (SW43Q, SW43V & SW53A), Hayle Towans (SW53U), Church Cove, Gunwalloe (SW62Q) and Porthtowan (SW64Z). Sea Holly is frequent on 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.