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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.

Menyanthes trifoliata - Bogbean

Bogbean is most frequent on Bodmin Moor in the many bogs and shallow pools. It is also common in the wettest areas of the mid-Cornwall moors, as on Goss Moor (SW95 and SW96), Criggan Moor, Retire Common and Lowertown Moor (SX06). Elsewhere it is more scattered and is sometimes an introduction, as seems likely at the Carfury quarry pool, near Madron (SW43M). It also grows on the margins of such reservoirs as the Tamar Lakes (SS21V). It is absent from 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.