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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.

Dactylorhiza fuchsii - Common Spotted-orchid

Common Spotted-orchid is a rare orchid in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It grows in damp meadows and roadside banks and has been found in abundance on Loggans Moor, near Hayle (SW53U), and is frequent on Lelant Towans (SW53P). It is also one of the orchids found in the orchid-rich reserve at St. Ann's Chapel, Sylvia's Meadow, (SX47A).

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.