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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.

Claytonia sibirica - Pink Purslane

Pink Purslane is an introduced species from western North America and has become well established in many parts of Cornwall, especially along valley corridors close to flowing water. It prefers damp, shady sites and can be found growing from and beside Cornish Hedges, along river banks, road verges and at the edge of wet pastures. It is recorded on St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (Knight, 1996).

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.