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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.

Orobanche hederae - Ivy Broomrape

Nationally Scarce, Ivy Broomrape is rare, but can be locally frequent being found on low-growing Ivy (Hedera helix ssp. hibernica) on cliffs around the coast. It can also be found on Ivy-covered hedges and walls and can persist at the same site year after year. It is very rare on the Isles of Scilly. Sites include Lelant churchyard (SW53N, 1998, C.N.French), Phillack Towans (SW53U, 1994, D.T.Holyoak), Portreath (SW64M, 1994, C.N.French), Holywell (SW75U, 1995, H.M.Meredith), East Pentire (SW76V, 1997, H.M.Meredith), Barrowfields (SW86B, 1997, H.M.Meredith), Camel's Cove (SW93J, 1995, R.J.Murphy) near Rock (SW97H, 1993, M.Atkinson) and Lantic Bay (SX15K, 1998, I.J.Bennallick).

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