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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.

Veronica scutellata - Marsh Speedwell

Marsh Speedwell has drastically declined in West Cornwall, perhaps due to loss of suitable habitat, but it is still widespread in the east. It is a plant of marshes, bogs and the margins of reservoirs. Recent records include Clodgy Moor (SW42N, 1998, M.Atkinson), near Zelah Hill (SW85G, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Breney Common (SX06K, 1998, R.Fitzgerald), Trebray Valley (SX18W, 1995, R.M.Belringer), Shop (SS21H, 1997, M.Atkinson), Creddacott Meadows (SX29H, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), near Trewarlett Cross (SX37J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Westcott Farm (SX39E, 1998, M.Atkinson). 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.