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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.

Cruciata laevipes - Crosswort

Crosswort is possibly just an introduction in Cornwall. It is rare and very local and does not seem to persist at some of its sites. It has gone from St. Just-in-Roseland (SW83M), from Portquin (SW98) and from Lostwithiel (SX15). Recent records include Porthcothan Bay (SW87K, 1995, R.M.Belringer), by the railway line near Hallew (SX05E, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Widemouth Sand (SS10B, 1995, R.M.Belringer) and by the old railway at Bude (SS20C, 1999, T.J.Dingle) where it has been known since 1983.

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