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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.

Centaurea diluta - Lesser Star-thistle

Lesser Star-thistle has mostly been recorded as a casual on municipal waste tips such as at St. Newlyn East (SW85I) and Bissoe (SW74Q). Most of these tips are no longer in operation (e.g. Treskillard (SW63U) and St. Newlyn East) and the species has not been recorded since 1980.


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