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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 hybridum - Rough Poppy

Rough Poppy is mainly restricted to the north coast of Cornwall, with its principal concentration in the Perranporth and Newquay area. It is normally found in areas affected by wind-blown calcareous sands. Recent records include near Porthtowan (SX64Y, 1980s, A.L.Grenfell), Gear Sands (SW75S, 1983, B.N.Boothby), Cubert Common (SW75Z, 1993, H.M.Meredith), West Pentire (SW76Q, 1993, H.M.Meredith), near Porthilly (SW97H, 1993, M.Atkinson) and near St. Enodoc (SW97I, 1991, R.W.David). Inland it has been recently found on roadsides where earth had been dumped as at Trekenning (SW96B, 1996, I.J.Bennallick) and on Goss Moor (SW96K, 1996, I.J.Bennallick).


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