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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.

Misopates orontium - Lesser Snapdragon

Though perhaps rarer than it was, Weasel's-snout is still being found at new sites as a weed of cultivated land. During this survey it was noticed that Weasel's-snout has seed which is sufficiently long-lived to withstand crop rotations that change from grassland to arable crops. It will disappear during the pasture phase, then reappear, sometimes in large numbers, when the field is ploughed for crops. It also occurs 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.