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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.

Malva moschata - Musk-mallow

Musk-mallow seems to be less frequent now in West Cornwall, where it tends to occur on road verges and former mining sites such as at Binner Downs (SW63B, 1990, C.N.French) and Wheal Maid (SW74L, 1995, C.N.French). In contrast there are many reports for it in East Cornwall such as St.Just-in-Roseland (SW83M, 1998, M.Tempest), Gerrans (SW83S, 1998, R.E.Lees), Lower Tynes (SX08K, 1998, M.Atkinson), near Trerulefoot (SX35J, 1989, R.M.Belringer), Higher Trefrize Wood (SX37D, 1989, R.J.Murphy), south of Trewarlett Cross (SX37J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Werrington (SX38I, 1998, D.Dupree), near Launceston (SX38J, 1998, L.McDonnell), Tregonhawke (SX45A, 1997, M.Atkinson), and Stockadon Farm (SX46B, 1989, R.M.Belringer). It has not been reported on the Isles of Scilly since 1940.

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.