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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.

Molinia caerulea - Purple Moor-grass

A tussocky grass, Purple Moor-grass is locally dominant where suitable conditions exist. It grows in wet, acid, often sloping, moorland sites on the granite uplands, the Lizard Heaths and the Culm grasslands, as well as coastal flush sites and valley bogs, as in the mid-Cornwall moors. Purple Moor-grass can also be found on 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.