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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.

Viola reichenbachiana - Early Dog-violet

i> V. reichenbachiana is restricted to a few sites in south east Cornwall, growing in woods and on hedgebanks. It is usually a plant of calcareous soils and this may explain its rarity in Cornwall. Sites include roadside banks near Tilland (SX36F, 1991, M.Atkinson), Pillaton Bridge (SX36R, 1996, M.Atkinson), Cotehele Wood (SX46J, 1967, I.Nicholson, still there 1999, M.Atkinson). Dark-spurred forms of V. riviniana occur in Cornwall so care is needed in identification. There are records for the Isles of Scilly.

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.