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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.

Cyperus longus - Galingale

Nationally Scarce, Galingale is native in such sites as marshes and wet meadows near the coast and in flushes on sea cliffs. It is still frequent at Bohortha (SW83R), in the Kennack valley (SW71I), at Porth Joke (SW76Q) and at the back of Carne Beach (SW93E). It has been deliberately planted in a few pools as at Tehidy Park (SW64L) and there is one locality where it was an accidental introduction. This was in a quarry at Carfury (SW43M), where it did not persist.

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.