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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Matthiola incana - Hoary Stock

b> Range & Status

An Mediterranean-Atlantic annual or perennial plant; occurs in England, Wales and the Channel Isles where, in certain areas, it may be regarded as native. Known in Cornwall only as an introduction or garden escape.

Regional Distribution

Scattered around the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in 14 1km. squares, but not so far seen around the Land's End Peninsula or on the Lizard.

Habitat & Ecology

Naturalised on walls and banks and quite frequent on some sea cliffs.





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I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.