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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.

Dryopteris dilatata - Broad Buckler-fern

A very common and widespread fern of woodlands, Cornish Hedges, road banks, and generally shaded situations throughout Cornwall. It is occasionally seen growing as an epiphyte on trees, where the humidity remains high, such as in Heligan (SX04D), and can be found on the tors of Bodmin Moor and West Penwith, growing in shady recesses between the rocks.

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.