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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.

Viola canina subsp. canina - Heath Violet

Heath Dog-violet is very rare indeed in Cornwall and many of the records may well be unreliable. It is a very local dune and cliff-top species and is known to have occurred at Rosemullion Head (SW72Y, 1979, L.J.Margetts), Carbis Bay (SW53J, 1970s, B.M.Sturdy), Constantine Bay (SW87M, 1965, W. Goddard) and more recently at Penhale Sands (SW75S, 1994, A.Williams and SW75T, 1998, D.T. Holyoak). It has also been 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.