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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.

Elytrigia atherica - Sea Couch-grass

Sea Couch is most frequent on the upper levels of salt-marshes in the drowned river valleys of the Camel, the Lynher and the Tamar, but it may also be found on beaches in front of fore-dunes and along the top of low Head cliffs. It was rejected for the Isles of Scilly (Lousley, 1971), but there is a more recent record from Great Porth, Bryher for 1995 which requires confirmation.

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.