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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.

Isoetes echinospora - Spring Quillwort

Spring Quillwort is Nationally Scarce and very rare in Cornwall. Until recently it was known only from Dozmary Pool (first recorded in 1934). In 1988 a second site was found by T.J. Dingle in an old china clay pool near Maidenwell (SX17K). Two more records have been made, these in pools near Temple on Bodmin Moor (SX17G) P.A.Gainey. At present, however, it is still confined to the one hectad, SX17. It is interesting to note that both I. echinospora and I. lacustris spores were found in peat cores extracted from Dozmary Pool (Brown, 1977). I. lacustris needs to be searched for at this site.

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.