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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.

Sagina maritima - Sea Pearlwort

Sea Pearlwort is found most frequently beside coastal footpaths, around rocky outcrops and on cliff ledges, as at Trevelgue Head, Porth (SW86G, 1993, H.M.Meredith), Jacka Point, Portloe (SW93J, 1990, R.E.Lees), between the stones on a slipway down to Boscastle harbour (SX09V, 1996, R.J.Murphy) and Polruan (SX15F, 1991, M.Atkinson). It can also occur in thin gravelly soils by beach steps as at Kynance (SW61W, 1980, R.J.Murphy), but is rarer in sandy areas such as Holywell (SW75U, 1993, H.M.Meredith). It is very common on the Isles of Scilly (Lousley, 1975).

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.