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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.

Cicendia filiformis - Yellow Centaury

Nationally Scarce, Yellow Centaury is still frequent on the Lizard, growing in damp cart-tracks and in short, damp turf around rocky outcrops. Elsewhere in Cornwall it is now rare due to loss of habitat, but is still known in good numbers on Goss Moor, on sandy, gravel tracks (SW95P & SW96K, 1997, I.J. Bennallick) and on Brynn Moor (SW96W, 1995, I.J. Bennallick). An especially large population was discovered on Nanquidno Downs (SW32U, 1997, S. Young) in West Penwith which had between 1000 and 2000 plants growing in a small area.

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.