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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.

Salsola kali subsp. kali - Prickly Saltwort

Prickly Saltwort has undergone a drastic decline and is now found at very few sandy localities on the sea shore. It has gone from a number of tourist beaches and is one of the few species that could probably claim to have been directly affected by tourist pressure. Yet the best place to see it is along Par Beach (SX05R and SX05W) where in 1991 it was suddenly abundant, despite much tourist use. The other recent localities are Leggan Cove (SW82A, 1983, A.J. Byfield), the Gannel (SW86A, 1980, S.M. Turk), Tregantle (SX35R, 1996, M. Atkinson) and 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.