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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.

Illecebrum verticillatum - Coral-necklace

Due, almost certainly, to loss or change of habitat, this Nationally Scarce plant has seriously declined in Cornwall. It is still locally frequent at edges of streams and associated ditches on Bodmin Moor (SX17C and SX17E) and West Penwith (SW33W and SW43I). It can also be an opportunist coloniser, as in chine clay runnels in a disused quarry on Tredinney Common (SW32Z, 1991, C.N. French), and in pools and moist gravels on disturbed ground associated with a disused railway on Brynn Moor (SW96W, 1998, I.J. Bennallick). It is not found on the Isles of Scilly.

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