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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.

Dianthus armeria - Deptford Pink

A Nationally Scarce plant, Deptford Pink is one of Britain's rapidly declining and threatened species. It persists in small numbers in Portreath (SW64M, 1993, C.N. French) where it is possible that it originated as a garden escape. Once seen at a railway goods yard in Saltash (SX45J, 1992, E.Griffiths) and on a railway embankment at St. Germans (SX35N, 1983, E. Griffiths), it now seems to have gone from these two sites. A record from Allet, near Truro is of an undoubtedly planted specimen (SW74Z, 1986, B.E. Jackson). It would seem to be native on a grassy bank near Sandymouth, Bude (SS21A, 1986, T.J. Dingle).

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