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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.

Echium vulgare - Viper's-bugloss

Viper's-bugloss is now plentiful only on the dunes and other sandy areas on the north coast of Cornwall, as at Phillack Towans (SW53U) and the dunes around Brea Hill and near Rock (SW97I). Elsewhere it is very scattered, though frequent, by the coastal path near Millendreath (SX25S) and around Seaton (SX35C). It does occur as an intermittent and rare arable weed. It is very rare 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.