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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.

Platanthera chlorantha - Greater Butterfly-orchid

Greater Butterfly-orchid is restricted to East Cornwall and can be found in heathy scrub and occasionally along road verges. Recent records include Goss Moor (SW96K, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), near Keiro Farm (SW97N, 1996, H.Miles), Pinsla Downs (SX16D, 1989, T.J.Dingle), Goonzion Downs (SX16T, 1996, M.Atkinson), Dozmary Pool (SX17X, 1990, R.M.Belringer), Venn Down Lakes (SX18E, 1991, T.J.Dingle), near Newpark (SX18R, 1994, C.N.French), Henwood (SX27R, 1987, A.E.C.Aston), Holmbush (SX37R, 1996, M.Atkinson), Ferry Farm, Harewood (SX46P, 1996, M.Atkinson) and Sylvia's Meadow Reserve (SX47A, 1988, R.J.Murphy).

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.