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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.

Frankenia laevis - Sea-heath

A healthy population of this Nationally Scarce plant grows on the Head cliff at Prah Sands (SW52Y, 1995, B.Hutchings). The cliffs along the length of the bay at Prah Sands are subject to considerable coastal erosion and it is thought that Sea-heath was grown in one of the eroding gardens, from which it spread down to colonise the vertical face of the Head cliff. Sea-heath also grows in the pavement at Porthleven (SW62H, 1995, C.N.French) close to the harbour. In neither site can the plant be regarded as native.

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