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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.

Orobanche alba - Thyme Broomrape

Thyme Broomrape is Nationally Scarce and is locally frequent around the coast of the Lizard Peninsula growing on Thyme (Thymus polytrichus) in the cliff-top heaths, and grassland and amongst rock outcrops. It was recorded on a rocky slope by the road near Portholland (SW94Q) in 1963 (L.J.Margetts) and 1967 (J.A.Paton), but not seen since. However, in 1995 a new site was found at Kiberick Cove (SW93J, P.A.Gainey). It is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

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.