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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.

Lotus angustissimus - Slender Bird's-foot-trefoil

i> Lotus angustissimus is a coastal species which grows in thin, summer-dry soil by paths and in clearings within scrub along the cliffs. This Red Data Book plant is most frequent on the cliffs in south east Cornwall, such as by the coastal path near Polruan (SX15K, 1998, S. Payne). It is still persistent by the coastal path on Pentire Head (SW97J, 1998, S.J. Leach) and has recently been found on a dry, gravelly slope on the Saint's Way, near Padstow (SW97B, 1996, H.M. Meredith).

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.