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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.

Asplenium ruta-muraria - Wall-rue

Wall-rue is rare in West Cornwall but relatively frequent in the east. It grows on old mortared walls and on bridges and is frequent around Saltash (SX45J) and St. Germans (SX35S). Some of the places it has been found include Mullion School wall (SW61U, 1991, B.G.Tattersall), a railway wall at Tomperrow (SW74S, 1991, C.N.French), Boscastle churchyard (SX09V, 1993, M.Atkinson), a mortared wall near St. Mellion (SX36X, 1989, R.J.Murphy) and on a bridge and barge workshop walls near Helebridge (SS20B, 1992, D.L.Brookman). It has been recorded on the Isles of Scilly but is considered doubtful (Lousley, 1983).

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