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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.

Mentha x verticillata - Whorled Mint

The hybrid between M. aquatica and M. arvensis , it is the most commonly recorded hybrid mint in Cornwall, but has not been found on the Isles of Scilly. It grows by reservoirs, by streams and by roadsides where damp conditions persist. Recent records include Stithians Reservoir (SW73C, 1990, K.L.Spurgin), Dowgas (SW95Q, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Goss Moor (SW96K, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), near Innis Downs (SX06G, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Trevillick (SX07U, 1997, M.Atkinson), Davidstow Moor (SX18H, 1997, R.J.Murphy), Marsland Reserve (SS21I, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Stara Bridge (SX27W, 1998, M.Atkinson), Tutwell (SX37Y, 1998, M.Atkinson) and Launceston (SX38C, 1998, D.A.Harding).

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.