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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.

Trifolium incarnatum subsp. molinerii - Long-headed Clover

Apart from one outlying record near Gunwalloe (SW62Q, 1985, T. Mundell), Long-headed Clover is confined to the Lizard complex, growing most frequently on the schists. It prefers dry, thin soils, often on south-facing cliff slopes such as below the Lizard lighthouse (SW71A). It is a Red Data Book species.

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.