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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.

Epilobium lanceolatum - Spear-leaved Willowherb

Spear-leaved Willowherb is a plant of open habitats, growing at the base of hedges and walls in towns, by farm buildings, on railway ballast, waste ground and quarries such as Clicker Quarry (SX26V, 1996, M.Atkinson) and Southdown Quarry (SX45G, 1990, R.W.Gould). It also occurs in profusion on mine waste at Wheal Busy (SW74H, 1998, R.J.Murphy). The distribution map suggests it has a preference for the river corridors leading down to the estuaries. 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.