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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.

Linum usitatissimum - Flax

Flax has noticeably become more frequent in recent years appearing most often on road verges as a casual (usually as one or two individuals). This has corresponded with a rapid upsurge in its cultivation and large acreages have been planted, including substantial areas of marginal land. In such fields the Flax is so densely planted that few arable weed species are able to grow.

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.