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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.

Silene gallica var. anglica - Small-flowered Catchfly

Nationally Scarce, Small-flowered Catchfly is mostly found as an arable weed and on disturbed ground near the coast. There are few places where it does well, except on the Isles of Scilly and the National Trust owned fields at West Pentire (SW76Q, 1993, H.M. Meredith), the latter being managed for their arable weeds. In this variety the petals are yellowish white. The names var. anglica , var. gallica and var. quinquevulnera are not recognised in Stace (1997). Other recent finds include near Praa Sands (SW52U, 1998, B.N. Boothby), near Kynance (SW61W, 1998, R. Fitzgerald), near An-hay (SW75L, 1994, C.N. French) and on Trevose Head (SW87N, 1997, D. Pearman).

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.