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.
Range & Status
Native. Mediterranean-Atlantic plant; also in western North America. A coastal plant of
southern Britain and Ireland, and the Channel Islands.
Persisting in small numbers at three sand-dune sites on the north coast. Recently
discovered at two new sites; one at Daymer Bay (SW97), new to East Cornwall, and the other at Phillack Towans, Hayle (SW53).
Habitat & Ecology
In Cornwall it grows on fixed dunes, along a coastal path on a low cliff with flushes and at Gwithian where the sands have long been excavated.
Most of the sites are protected.
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.