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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.

Samolus valerandi - Brookweed

Apart from a few inland places such as a small stream on the Lizard (SW71J, 1993, C.N.French) and on waste ground at Goss Moor (SW95J, 1994, I.J.Bennallick), Brookweed is restricted to coastal cliff flushes, often growing from vertical cliff faces kept moist by small streams falling over the cliff. It can also be found around some dune slacks, as on Penhale Sands (SW75Z), and occurs on Tresco, Isles of Scilly.

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