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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.

Cytisus scoparius subsp. maritimus - Prostrate Broom

Prostrate Broom is restricted to maritime cliffs and rock outcrops on the southern tip of the Lizard. It can perhaps best be seen inland from Kynance near the British Village (SW61W). The plants at Trevone Bay (SW97) and at Trevose Head (SW87) are probably not the true subspecies (Margetts & David, 1981).

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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