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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.

Schoenus nigricans - Black Bog-rush

Black Bog-rush is locally common on a number of wet heaths and cliff flushes in mid and West Cornwall, but is absent from the Isles of Scilly. It is rare on granite moors but common on the Lizard Peninsula and the mid-Cornwall moors. Sites include near Porthgwarra (SW32R, 1998, C.N.French), Tregurnow Cliff (SW42L, 1998, C.N.French), near Traboe Cross (SW72F, 1998, J.Humphries), Carland Moor (SW85L, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), south of Downhill (SW86U, 1996, R.J.Murphy), Silverwell Moor (SW74P, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Paramoor Wood (SW94Z, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Lands (SX06J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Middle Taphouse (SX16R, 1997, M.Atkinson).

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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.