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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.

Deschampsia flexuosa - Wavy Hair-grass

i> Deschampsia flexuosa is a grass of acid soils and is frequent on the hedges and banks, heaths and moors of Bodmin Moor and the St. Austell area. Elsewhere it is rare, particularly so in West Cornwall and is absent from the Isles of Scilly. Recent records include Gaverigan (SW95J, 1993, G.E.Castle), Burngullow Common (SW95X, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Roche Rock (SW95Z, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Grey, near Trethurgy (SX05H, 1993, G.C.Matthews), Berry Down (SX16Z, 1997, M.Atkinson), Brown Willy (SX17P, 1997, M.Atkinson), Codda (SX17U, 1994, T.J.Dingle), Hendra Downs (SX17Z, 1994, T.J.Dingle), near Newhall Farm (SX18A, 1997, C.N.French), Rough Tor (SX18K, 1996, R.J.Murphy), near Bowithick (SX18R, 1997, C.N.French), Launcells (SS20M, 1992, D.Dupree), Smallacoombe Plantation (SX27H, 1997, M.Atkinson) and Bicton Woods (SX36E, 1993, M.Atkinson).


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.