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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.

Arrhenatherum elatius - False Oat-grass

This is one of the most common and widespread roadside grasses of Cornwall but is rare on the Isles of Scilly. It grows on road verges, banks, and in Cornish Hedges. False Oat-grass also occurs in sand dunes and sometimes in coastal maritime grassland and can be a persistent weed in cultivated land. The above map shows the distribution of all records for the species.

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.