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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.

Cirsium acaule - Dwarf Thistle

Dwarf Thistle has always been very rare in Cornwall and restricted to a few coastal sites. It has long been known from Efford Down, near Bude (SS20D), and this remains the best place to see it. In 1988 it was newly discovered at Lowland Point (SW81E, K.L.Spurgin) on the Lizard.


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