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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.

Acanthus mollis - Bear's-breech

Bear' s-breech is a garden escape which often appears well away from any garden. It grows on waste ground, by scrub and woodland, and out of Cornish Hedges. In a number of places it can be prolific, as along a river bank in Portreath (SW64M). It is largely restricted to West Cornwall.


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