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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.

Corylus avellana - Hazel

One of the most common shrubs in Cornwall, growing in hedges, woods, copses, along river banks and the edge of conifer plantations. Hazel is absent from the Isles of Scilly and exposed situations such as along the coast, Bodmin Moor, much of Penwith and much of the Lizard. Interestingly, hazel nuts are often found in submerged forest beds such as that found recently in St. Ives harbour.

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.