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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.

Lepidium draba - Hoary Cress

Hoary Cress is well established and persistent at a number of localities such as at Hayle (SW53T, 1996, C.N.French), Tolvaddon, near Camborne (SW64K, 1992, C.N.French), the Saltash bypass (SX45J, 1990, M.Atkinson) and St. Germans (SX35P, 1996, M.Atkinson), but is absent from the Isles of Scilly. It grows on road verges, banks and Cornish Hedges, in waste places and occasionally on mine waste. Other records include Portreath (SW64M, 1996, C.N.French), Trevellas (SW75L, 1994, C.N.French), near Trebelsue Farm (SW86L, 1994, H.M.Meredith), Porthcothan (SW87L, 1997, C.N.French), Porthilly Cove (SW97H, 1991, R.J.Murphy), Exwell (SX37H, 1993, M.Atkinson), Trematon Farm (SX45D, 1991, M.Atkinson) and Bohetherick (SX46G, 1991, R.W.Gould). The records are all referrable to ssp. draba.

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