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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.

Catapodium rigidum var. majus - Fern-grass

This distinctive variety, with its large branched panicle forming a posturing plume, is frequent on the Isles of Scilly and occasionally seen on the mainland. It can be seen growing from pavements in Hugh Town, on St. Mary's (SV91A). The first mainland record came from Angarrack (SW53Z, 1989, L.J.Margetts). Subsequently it was found at Wearde (SX45I, 1991, R.W.Gould) and from Church Cove Lane, Lizard (SW71A, 1995, R.J.Murphy).


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