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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.

Juncus foliosus - Leafy Rush

i> Juncus foliosus has been found in flush sites and by streams along the coast and inland, as well as in marshy areas on the moors. The criteria used for identification have been the wide leaf, the black lines on the tepals and the seed ridges clearly visible under a lens. Recent finds include pools by a woodland track near Trelowarren Mill (SW72C, 1998, D.T.Holyoak), a coastal stream flush at Kelsey Head (SW76Q, 1996, H.M.Meredith), Penhallow Moor (SW85H, 1997, M.Atkinson), a flush area in a quarry north of East Down End (SX28S, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and a flush site in a valley near Morwenstow (SS11W, 1997, I.J.Bennallick).

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.