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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.

Neottia nidus-avis - Bird's-nest Orchid

Bird' s-nest Orchid has been found at scattered localities in East Cornwall but only from two places in the west. These are both estate gardens, and although not recorded from Enys (SW73Y, 1902, J.F.Enys) since the turn of the century, it could well reappear there. The other West Cornwall location is the Trelissick estate, where it still remains (SW83J, 1988, S.Hocking). This orchid is normally seen as one or two specimens but occasionally occurs in large numbers, as at Trelissick, and in Wacker Wood near Sheviock (SX35S, 1992, A.E.C.Aston).

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.