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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.

Helleborus foetidus - Bears-foot

This Nationally Scarce plant is a rare introduction which has long been known growing on the Pencalenick estate, near Tresillian (SW84M, 1982, R.W.David) and was recently discovered as a garden throw-out in the East Pentire and Gannel area (SW76V, 1996, H.M.Meredith).

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.