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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.

Leontodon hispidus - Rough Hawkbit

Rough Hawkbit is rare in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, but can be locally abundant, especially in old pasture and churchyards within the Tamar valley, as in Sylvia's Meadow Reserve (SX47A, 1986, D.Glaves), Calstock churchyard (SX46J, 1997, M.Atkinson), an old meadow at Latchley (SX47B, 1997, M.Atkinson) and Werrington churchyard (SX38I, 1998, BSBI). Elsewhere it is restricted to grasslands affected by shell-rich (calcareous) sands, as at Lelant (SW53P, 1980s, K.Hearn), waste ground in St. Ives (SW54A, 1997, R.Fitzgerald), dunes near Cassock Hill (SW97I, 1993, M.Atkinson) and Crooklets near Bude (SS20D, 1994, M.Atkinson). It used to grow near Gear Sands, Perranporth (SW75S, 1975, L.J.Margetts). One recent record illustrates the difficulty in recording this hawkbit in Cornwall. It was recorded on a derelict land reclamation site at Wheal Seton (SW64K, 1995, C.N.French), an obvious introduction.

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