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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.

Ceratocapnos claviculata - Climbing Corydalis

Climbing Corydalis is largely restricted to East Cornwall but is readily seen in West Cornwall in the Lamorna valley and along the nearby coastal path (SW42M, 1992, C.N.French). It tends to grow in shady situations, in woods and along roadside banks and scrambles through vegetation and amongst boulders. Other sites include: below Bearah Tor (SX27S, 1990, M.Atkinson), Cabilla Wood (SX16H, 1996, M.Atkinson), Polgeel Wood (SX06E, 1994, R.Tofts) and Cotehele Wood (SX46J, 1980s, E.Griffiths). 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.