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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.

Luzula sylvatica - Greater Wood-rush

Great Wood-rush is common and widespread in East Cornwall, relatively rare in the west and absent from the Isles of Scilly. It occurs most frequently in woodland, often on steeply-sloping well-shaded banks and along shaded roadside hedgebanks. Other sheltered habitats include hut circles on Carn Brea (SW64V), quarries, such as beside Goonhilly Earth Station (SW72F) and near Doublebois (SX16X). In contrast, it may also be seen in treeless and sometimes unshaded areas such as amongst the rocks on the granite tors at Carn Galver (SW43I), Roche Rock (SW95Z), Rough Tor (SX18K) and Tregarrick Tor (SX27K).

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.