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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.

Pedicularis palustris - Marsh Lousewort

Marsh Lousewort is locally common in marshes on Bodmin Moor and in the mid-Cornwall moors. It can also be found in a number of dune slacks such as at Penhale (SW75Y, 1988, M.Tempest). However, it has not been recently recorded from many of its former lowland sites, particularly in West Cornwall, and is no longer on the Isles of Scilly. Sites include Clodgy Moor (SW42N, 1998, M.Atkinson), Marazion Marsh (SW53A, 1990, D.S.Flumm), St. Dennis Junction (SW95J, 1990, R.M.Belringer), near Tregonhay Farm (SW96V, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Red Moor (SX06Q, 1987, W.Fojt), Penkestle Moor (SX17Q, 1989, R.J.Murphy), near Buttern Hill (SX18R, 1997, C.N.French), Tregulland, St. Cleer (SX18X, 1988, T.J.Dingle), Tregune (SX19X, 1997, M.Atkinson) and south of Trewarlett Cross (SX37J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick).

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