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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.

Blechnum cordatum - Chilean Hard-fern

Chilean Hard-fern was planted in many estate gardens, such as Trebah (SW72T) and Killiow (SW84A), where it has become well established. Elsewhere it has been found near the Bissoe Adit (SW74V, 1986, K.L.Spurgin), by a pond near Tregellast Barton (SW72V, 1992, C.N.French), on St. Just-in-Roseland (SW83M, 1994, D.T.Holyoak) and planted at Little Innisvath (SX06F, 1996, M.Atkinson). On the Isles of Scilly, it has long been known from Salakee (SV91F), where it is probably self-sown.

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