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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.

Avenula pubescens - Downy Oat-grass

Downy Oat-grass is locally frequent at a few, mainly coastal, sites, especially on fixed dunes, as at Gwithian Towans (SW54Q), Phillack Towans (SW53U), Gear Sands (SW75S), Constantine Bay (SW87M) and at Rock Dunes (SW97I). It may also be seen along the Camel Trail near Wadebridge and on the Lizard by the roadside at Traboe Cross (SW72F), but is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

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.