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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.

Pastinaca sativa var. sativa - Wild Parsnip

Wild Parsnip can most readily be seen in late summer growing intermittently along the main trunk road A30(T) which marks the spine of Cornwall. It is also particularly common along a disused railway at Goss Moor (SW95P), and has long been known on the Hayle Towans by the site of the former power station (SW53P). It can also be seen on china clay waste near Par (SX05R) and occurs 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.