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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.

Betonica officinalis - Betony

Common and widespread, Betony can be found on heaths, along hedges, in cliff scrub, in rough grass and on the margins of woodland. It is occasional in arable fields, as on West Pentire (SW76Q, 1991, P.E.Tompsett), and is scarce on Bodmin Moor and the china clay district (SW95 & SX05). On the Lizard it is one of the species that has become dwarfed under the influence of the exposed conditions, as at Kynance Cove (SW61W, 1990, R.J.Murphy). Betony 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.