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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.

Allium roseum - Rosy Garlic

i> Allium roseum has noticeably increased in numbers and populations during the 1980s and 1990s. It is naturalised in several places on the Lizard and has become especially frequent on the roadsides fringing the coast between Portreath (SW64S) and Perranporth (SW75M). It may be found in dune grassland as at Gwithian (SW54Q), in churchyards as Camborne Parish Church (SW64K) and on coastal cliffs near Pentewan (SX04D). It is rarer inland, but has been recorded in a hedge at Roche (SW96V). Rosy Garlic is also common on 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.