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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.

Genista anglica - Petty Whin

Petty Whin is frequent on the Lizard heaths but rare elsewhere. There are few recent records from other inland heaths, these being Carn Moor near Goonhavern (SW75W, 1992, I.J.Bennallick), on Laneast and Badgall Downs (SX28H, 1989, M.Atkinson) and at Greenamoor (SX29H, 1991, T.J.Dingle). 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.