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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.

Leymus arenarius - Lyme-grass

Lyme-grass is extremely rare in Cornwall. It was recorded on Phillack Towans (SW53U) in 1967 and at Daymer Bay near Rock (SW97I) in 1956, where it persisted until 1967. It has not been seen at these sites since, but in 1998 two small patches of the grass were found at the head of Maenporth beach (SW72Z, D.T.Holyoak).


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