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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.

Cynosurus echinatus - Rough Dog's-tail

A distinctive, but rare grass in Cornwall, that has been recorded from a few coastal localities as at Carnsew, near Hayle (SW53N, 1965, P.J.Renwick, still there 1983, B.M.Sturdy) and East Pentire (SW76V, 1992, H.M.Meredith). Often it seems to be found growing on sandy soils in open situations, often close to rock outcrops. Rough Dog' s-tail is more frequent on the Isles of Scilly and can be seen on Buzza Hill, near Hugh Town, (SV91A).


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