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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.

Medicago polymorpha - Hairy Medick

Nationally Scarce, Toothed Medick is rare in Cornwall, but can still be found in dry, open habitats within coastal grassland, in old quarries, waste ground and occasionally as an agricultural weed. Such sites are stony ground at Copperhouse, Hayle (SW53U), Treglyn Farm (SW97T), a sea wall at Portwrinkle (SX35L), cliff slopes below Lizard lighthouse (SW71A) and as a casual in the Grampound Tannery (SW94J). It is still frequent on the Isles of Scilly on St. Mary's, St. Agnes and Bryher.

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.