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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 kitaibeliana - Dwarf Pansy

Dwarf Pansy is not found in Cornwall. On the Isles of Scilly, this Red Data Book plant occurs on Tresco (SV81X), Bryher (SV81S), Tean (SV91D), St. Martin's (SV91H), Great Arthur (SV91L) and St. Mary's (SV91). It varies greatly in number from year to year but can be locally abundant at times (Sargeant 1995). Usually found near the shoreline on sandy and dry grassland, it can grow under the shelter of coastal bracken and has been reported from bulb fields on St. Martin's. Soil disturbance by rabbits or storm damage favours it.


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.