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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.

Cortaderia selloana - Pampas-grass

Well naturalised in a few places where it has self-sown from planted clumps of Pampas-grass or has been dumped with garden waste. Perhaps the most magnificent group can be seen inland from the cliffs at Prah Sands (SW52Y). Other sites include the Seaton valley (SX35C, 1995, M.Atkinson), self-sown in the grounds of City Hospital, Truro (SW84H, 1998, C.N.French) and Fistral beach, Newquay (SW76W, 1995, H.M.Meredith). It is also recorded on 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.