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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.

Lotus corniculatus var. sativus - Alien Bird's-foot Trefoil

The upright form of Lotus corniculatus is an alien species that is more robust and vigorous than the native one. It is being deliberately planted on road verges, such as along the Indian Queens bypass (SW95J, 1996, I.J.Bennallick) and along a new road at Culdrose (SW62X, 1993, C.N.French). It has also been planted during mine reclamation schemes as near Piece (SW63Z, 1991, C.N.French) and by the enginehouse on Trink Hill (SW53Y, 1996, C.N.French), and is associated with china clay waste as at Melbur Clay Works (SW95C, 1997, M.Atkinson).


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.