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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.

Pilosella officinarum - Mouse-ear Hawkweed

Mouse-ear Hawkweed is frequent on the granite uplands and to a lesser extent along the coastal maritime fringe, but is rare on the Isles of Scilly. It grows amongst short or sparse vegetation on top of hedges and stony banks and sometimes in lawns and on mineralised soils. According to Stace (1997) the subspecies of Pilosella officinarum merit no more than variety status. They have been listed in Kent (1992).

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.