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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.

Salix viminalis - Common Osier

Osier was planted in many sheltered coastal valleys to provide withies for making lobster and crab pots. Many of the places where it grows today are well-established relics of this activity. Sites include near Angarrack (SW53Z, 1993, C.N.French), Rosenithon (SW72V, 1997, R.J.Murphy), Porthcurnick beach (SW83T, 1997, M.Atkinson), Galowras Mill (SX04B, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Par beach (SX05W, 1997, M.Atkinson), Egloskerry (SX28T, 1998, I.J. Bennallick), Forder (SX45F, 1997, M.Atkinson) and St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (SV91A, 1994, A.Underhill).

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