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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 punctata - Dotted Sedge

This Nationally Scarce sedge is restricted to flush sites on the lower slopes of coastal cliffs, often above wave-cut platforms and usually above the zone where Carex distans occurs. At Watchhouse Cove (SX15K), however, the two may be found growing together. Until recently it was considered to be a sedge of the south coast but in 1996 it was found on the north coast in a flush site low down on a sea cliff near Grower Rock (SX09V, I.J.Bennallick conf. A.O.Chater). Dotted Sedge is absent from the Isles of Scilly.


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