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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.

Buxus sempervirens - Box

Although Box is a Red Data Book species, it is not native in Cornwall, records being of planted bushes in hedges, churchyards and gardens. It is, however, reportedly naturalised in woods at St. Neot (SX16Z, 1993, S.C.Madge), and is possibly self-sown at Southdown Quarry (SX45G).

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.