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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.

Hammarbya paludosa - Bog Orchid

After a long absence from Cornwall, this Nationally Scarce orchid was re-discovered on Retire Common (SX06B, 1993, I.J.Bennallick) when 21 plants were counted, (Murphy, 1994). Two plants have also been seen in a Sphagnum valley mire north of Carwen (SX17C, 1995, P.A.Gainey).

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.