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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.

Ranunculus flammula subsp. flammula - Lesser Spearwort

Lesser Spearwort is locally common and widespread, almost invariably occurring wherever there is standing water. It is particularly frequent in acid wetlands and marshes and in Culm grassland. It can be found alongside streams, ponds and lakes as well as in drainage ditches. It is also able to withstand a fair degree of shade, for it can be found in the darker recesses of valley-bottom Salix carr.

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.