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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.

Vaccinium myrtillus - Bilberry

Locally known as 'Erts', Vaccinium myrtillus is frequent on the heaths, moors and associated hedgebanks of the granite uplands of Cornwall. It also grows on roadside hedgebanks and as ground cover in the older, often oak-dominated, woodlands, such as those lining the Helford river (SW72), by the Fal (SW84), along the River Lerryn (SX15), in the Valency valley near Boscastle (SX19) and by the Tamar (SX37). Bilberry is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

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.