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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.

Asparagus prostratus - Sea Asparagus

Wild Asparagus is a Red Data Book species. It is rare but persistent at a number of localised coastal cliff sites on the Lizard, such as the scree slopes opposite Asparagus Island (SW61W) and in Asparagus Ravine near Cadgwith (SW71H). On the north coast it can still be found near Tubby's Head (SW65V) and at Dinas Head (SW87N). In 1988 it was found for the first time in East Cornwall, by Rocky Valley (SX08U, R. Smith) and then in 1996 near Darvis Point on Trevalga Cliffs (SX09Q, A. Atkinson).

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.