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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.

Setaria verticillata - Rough Bristle-grass

Rough Bristle-grass is a rare casual. Recorded at Penzance in 1879 (SW43, J.Ralfs), it was not seen again until 1970 by B.E.M.Garratt when it was found on a rubbish tip at St. Newlyn East (SW85I). The most recent record has been from a flower bed in Truro (SW84H, 1990, K.L.Spurgin). On the Isles of Scilly is was discovered as a weed in the Abbey Gardens, Tresco (SX81X, 1940, J.E.Lousley).


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