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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.

Rhynchospora alba - White Beak-sedge

White Beak-sedge has undergone a decline in Cornwall, especially in the west, and this is most likely due to habitat loss. It remains locally frequent on Bodmin Moor, growing on Laneast Down (SX28H), by Withey Brook (SX27M), on Bray Down (SX18V), Buttern Hill (SX18Q), below Harpurs Downs (SX17K), in a valley bog near Pendrift Down (SX17C) and in several other areas in SX17. It may also still be seen on Redlake Reserve (SX15J), on Retire Common (SX06B), Rosenannon Downs (SW96N) and at the Penweathers end of Carrine Common (SW74W). 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.