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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.

Vulpia myuros - Rat's-tail Fescue

Rat' s-tail Fescue is rather infrequent, but is more common in East Cornwall. It occurs on waste ground, car parks, disused quarries and pathways and is associated with the present, and past, railway system, as shown by records from the Camel Trail (SW97 and SX07), the former railway station at Nancegollan (SW63G, 1980s, L.J.Margetts) and from Menheniot Station (SX26V, 1997, M.Atkinson). On the Isles of Scilly it may be found as a weed in bulb fields.

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.