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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.

Myosotis scorpioides - Water Forget-me-not

''Often reported in error for large-flowered forms of M. secunda '' , (Margetts & David 1981). In view of the foregoing statement, many of the older records have to be interpreted with care. Re-recording has taken place since 1996 and care has been taken to ensure that all specimens show the long style and stigma projecting above the top of the calyx. This character has been given preference to the size of the flower which can vary. Confirmed sites are; Poldhu Marsh (SW62Q, 1987, C.N.French), Porth Joke marshes (SW75U, 1996, H.M.Meredith), Tregwarmond near the Amble Marshes (SW97Y, 1997, M.Atkinson), by the River Camel near Sladesbridge (SX07A, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), in the canal by Gunnislake Weir (SW47F, 1997, R.Fitzgerald) and a marsh by the River Lynher (SX35T, 1998, I.J.Bennallick). It is recorded on the Isles of Scilly (Lousley, 1983). Sites other than those recently confirmed are shown on the map.

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