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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.

Reseda lutea - Wild Mignonette

Wild Mignonette is generally rare in Cornwall, found in coastal localities on grassy banks, waste places and amongst sand dunes. Inland it may be found on waste ground or on mine waste as in the Tolskithy valley near Redruth (SW64V, 1992, C.N.French) and at Geevor Mine (SW33S, 1992, C.N.French). It is most frequent on the Towans around Hayle (SW53). Other sites include near Devoran Bridge (SW73Z, 1998, R.E.Lees), near Trewince (SW83R, 1998, M.Tempest), St. Dennis Junction (SW95J, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), and Port Gaverne (SX08A, 1995, M.Atkinson). On the Isles of Scilly it has long been known from Gugh (SV80Z).

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.