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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.

Papaver argemone - Prickly Poppy

Prickly Poppy has become very rare and is mainly found on sandy habitats along the coast. It has only recently been seen at West Pentire (SW76Q, 1987, P.J.Wilson) and as a casual on soil used to infill a capped shaft at Cornwall College, Pool (SW64Q, 1996, C.N.French).


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