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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.

Schedonorus arundinaceus - Tall Fescue

Frequent, Tall Fescue occurs in a wide variety of habitats; waste ground, scrub margins, field margins, hedges, road verges, by railways, in quarries, on dune grasslands, coastal slopes, (often by paths to beaches), stream and river banks, occasionally along woodland tracks and by moors. It can occur near saltings, in woodland creeks and on mine waste, but is scarce on the granite. In a few instances it can be found in great abundance, but is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

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