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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 nodosa - Knotted Pearlwort

Knotted Pearlwort has become very rare in Cornwall, and has long disappeared from many of its previously known sites. It may still be found in the dune grassland at Penhale Sands (SW75T, 1993, H.M.Meredith), on Cubert Common (SW75Z, 1993, H.M.Meredith) and Rushy Green, Crantock (SW76V, 1993, H.M.Meredith) as well as at Efford Down near Bude (SS20D, 1991, T.J.Dingle). Several plants were found in damp grassland by one of the old serpentine quarries on the Lizard, on Goonhilly Downs East (SW71J, 1981, R.J.Murphy). It is absent from the Isles of Scilly.

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.