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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.

Carex muricata subsp. pairae - Small-fruited Prickly-sedge

Prickly Sedge has a scattered distribution. It is most often seen on the sides and at the base of Cornish Hedges, but can also be found on coastal grassland near scrub. There is just one record for the Isles of Scilly, on Tresco (SV81, 1975, D.E.Allen). Sites include the track to Caerthillian (SW61W, 1995, R.J.Murphy), Penmarth (SW73C, 1997, C.N.French), St. Mawes Castle (SW83L, 1997, M.Atkinson), Lane area (SW86F, 1997, H.M.Meredith), and east of Middle Bamham (SX38M, 1998, S.Watson).


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