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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.

Parentucellia viscosa - Yellow Bartsia

Yellow Bartsia may be found on waste ground with poor stony soils and often sparse vegetation. Former mining sites often have small populations. This plant is likely to occur anywhere in Cornwall but is more frequent in the west and is common on the Isles of Scilly. It generally occurs in small numbers. However, there are instances where thousands of plants have been seen, especially after physical disturbance to sites, such as around a recently excavated pool at Gluvian (SW96C, 1995, I.J.Bennallick).

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