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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.

Carex pulicaris - Flea Sedge

Flea Sedge is a species of moors, downs and heaths where there is some base enrichment. It may be seen in cliff-top heaths such as those around Portreath, Porthtowan and Chapel Porth (SW64), in such wet moors as Silverwell (SW74P) and Retire Common (SX06B) and on the Lizard in Tall Heath, the Erica vagans - Schoenus nigricans community. 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.