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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.

Tanacetum vulgare - Tansy

Tansy has a scattered distribution but is more frequent in Penwith, around the Camborne-Redruth conurbation and in the extreme south east of Cornwall. It is also found on the Isles of Scilly as at St. Agnes (SV80Z, 1995, A.Underhill). Tansy is normally seen in patches, growing on Cornish Hedges and on waste ground (including mine waste) or road verges and is often close to habitation. Recent records include from near Boslow (SW33W, 1997, C.N.French), Three Stacks, Tolskithy (SW64R, 1998, C.N.French), Benny Bridge (SW85I, 1998, H.M.Meredith), Ruan High Lanes (SW93E, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Probus (SW94D, 1994, M.Tempest), Portholland (SW94K, 1997, R.E.Lees), Portquin (SW98Q, 1994, R.J.Murphy), Mevagissey (SX04C, 1995, H.M.Meredith), Bodelva Pit (SX05M, 1998, M.Atkinson), Boscastle (SX09V, 1996, D.I.Cockerill), Phillip's Point, near Bude (SS10X, 1993, D.Dupree), Higher Beeny (SX19B, 1993, F.H.Perring), Piper's Pool (SX28S, 1996, M.Atkinson), and Cremyll (SX45L, 1997, M.Atkinson).

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