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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.

Scrophularia scorodonia - Balm-leaved Figwort

A Red Data Book species, Balm-leaved Figwort is largely confined to Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and south Devon. It is frequent in habitats disturbed by man and grows on hedges, roadsides, waste ground, in quarries, marshes, on dunes and railway banks. It can colonise places at a considerable distance from the nearest other population as at Pendarves Mine, near Camborne (SW63P) and the quarry on the edge of Predannack Airfield, on the Lizard (SW61T). Perhaps surprisingly it may be one of the few species to benefit from the flailing of hedges (Meredith, 1994).

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.