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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.

Centaurea cyanus - Cornflower

Cornflower is a Nationally Scarce plant which has become very rare in Cornwall as a native species, although the use of wildflower seed has led to isolated occurrences of Cornflower growing in unexpected habitats. The post-1980 records are from a field on the Lizard (SW71T, 1997, P.A.Gainey), a garden escape near Coverack (SW71Z, 1984, A.J.Byfield), an arable field at Lellissick Farm (SW97D, 1984, B.N.Boothby), Upper Tamar Lake (SS21W, 1997, M.Atkinson), Seaton (SX25X, 1984, A.E.C.Aston) and waste ground at Saltash (SX45E, 1988, R.M.Belringer).

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.