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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.

Picris hieracioides subsp. hieracioides - Hawkweed Oxtongue

Hawkweed Oxtongue is rather local in Cornwall. It has been recorded from cliff-top pastures, waste ground, hedges, and by roads and although it is known to prefer calcareous soils many of its stations are well away from the coast, such as St. Dennis Junction (SW95J, 1996, I.J.Bennallick) and Pillaton (SX36S, 1988, E.Griffiths). Where it does occur it can be abundant, as on the fringe of Kit Hill (SX37Q, 1998, M.Atkinson, first known here in 1960). 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.