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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.

Sedum acre - Wall-pepper

Wall-pepper or Biting Stonecrop was formerly more widespread in Cornwall, but it now remains plentiful only in localised areas. These include unfixed dune slopes as at Gwithian Towans (SW54Q), Phillack Towans (SW53U), Penhale Sands (SW75T) and Kennack Sands (SW71I). It may also be seen on sandy foreshores, such as between Penzance and Marazion (SW53A), on walls, and there is one record from a house roof in Fowey (SX15F).

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.