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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.

Carex pilulifera - Pill Sedge

Not uncommon in East Cornwall, this sedge is moderately widespread in acid situations. It is generally found in shallow acid soils in grassland, heath and on shaded banks. It is also seen along woodland rides, in drier sites. On the Isles of Scilly it has been found under Bracken ( Pteridium aquilinum ), an unusual situation as it more often occurs in open habitats.

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.