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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.

Chenopodium polyspermum - Many-seeded Goosefoot

Easily recognised when in seed, but hardly ever seen in quantity, Many-seeded Goosefoot is an infrequent weed in arable fields, horticultural fields and gardens and can be found on waste ground and road verges. It occurs in arable fields on the Isles of Scilly and has been reported from the dunes at Phillack (SW53U, 1970, B.M.Sturdy) and from the cliff base at Seaton (SX25X, 1990, M.Atkinson). Dozens of plants were discovered on ochre-rich sandy soils derived from former mining activity at Godolphin (SW53V, 1997, C.N.French). This was a most unusual occurrence, especially as very few other plants were able to survive in this particular soil.

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