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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.

Fumaria occidentalis - Cornish Ramping-fumitory

Western Ramping-fumitory is an endemic, Red Data Book plant which is almost totally restricted to West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is seen most readily on the western half of the Lizard where it can be found at the same spot for many years. Elsewhere it tends to be more casual in its occurrence, dependent on the management of a site at any particular time. This fumitory grows in fields, on Cornish Hedges, road verges, in gardens and on waste ground, especially where soil is dumped or disturbed.

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