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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.

Tetragonia tetragonioides - New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand Spinach is a plant with inconspicuous flowers which has been found rarely, and intermittently, at coastal sites above the high tide mark. The first Cornish record since 1911 was at Rock, by the jetty (SW97H, 1989, D.Lewis). Since then it has been found on Tresco, Isles of Scilly (SV81X, 1995, A. Underhill), growing from newly built concrete sea defences near Longrock (SW43V, 1997, P.A.Gainey), and at Murrayton (SX25X, 1990, R.W.Gould).


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