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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.

Ammophila arenaria - Marram Grass

Almost totally confined to sand dunes where it is abundant both in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly. It has also been recorded at Cligga Head (SW75G, 1976, L.J.Margetts and 1985, R.J.Murphy) growing on a sand tip with Elytrigia juncea and on mine waste at Wheal Coates near St. Agnes (SW65V, 1990, C.N.French). Further inland, also the likely result of sand introduction, it has been found at an industrial site at the base of Carn Brea, near Camborne, on the perimeter of a concrete block works (SW64Q, 1997, C.N.French).

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.