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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 hirta - Hairy Sedge

Hairy Sedge is frequent along the north coast and most abundant on the dunes in dune slacks and marshes. It is also found in meadows, wet grasslands and on road verges. Sites include Gwithian Common (SW54V, 1996, C.N.French), Port Navas Creek (SW72N, 1994, C.N.French), Mount field (SW75Y, 1998, M.Tempest), the Gannel (SW85J, 1998, H.M.Meredith), near Polzeath (SW97J, 1995, R.Tofts), Hawke's Wood (SW97V, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Bude Marsh (SS20D, 1998, M.Atkinson), Innis Downs roundabout (SX06G, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Thanckes Park (SX45H, 1997, M.Atkinson), but is absent from the Isles of Scilly. A form that lacks hairs on the leaves and sheaths, var. sublaevis Hornem, has been recorded by a stream near Tregarrick Mill (SX25D, 1990, R.W.Gould) and in a marshy field near Seaton (SX35C, 1990, R.W.Gould).


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