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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.

Inula conyzae - Ploughman's-spikenard

Ploughman' s-spikenard is largely a coastal plant of fixed dune systems, cliff-tops and valley slopes. Perhaps the most unusual occurrence of this calcicole was growing on the collar of a mine shaft on the slopes of Godolphin Hill (SW53V, 1993, C.N.French). It is absent from the Isles of Scilly. Other sites include Gwithian Towans (SW54Q, 1996, C.N.French), The Kelseys (SW75U, 1998, H.M.Meredith), Crantock Common (SW76V, 1997, B.N.Boothby), Tregunna (SW97R, 1995, R.M.Belringer), Portquin (SW98Q, 1994, R.J.Murphy), Par beach (SX05W, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Lantic Bay (SX15K, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Neal Point (SX46F, 1998, M.Atkinson).

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.