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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 minor subsp. maritima - Carrot Broomrape

This variety of Orobanche minor is a coastal species occurring on dunes and cliffs. The host species is most often Daucus carota ssp. gummifer, but it can also be found on Ononis repens and Plantago coronopus. As a variety it is no longer regarded as Nationally Scarce or a Red Data Book species. Population numbers can fluctuate from year to year and it can disappear at times and then return. Apparent losses must therefore be interpreted with caution. At present it is most frequent on cliffs in south east Cornwall. It is very rare 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.