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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.

Chenopodium glaucum - Oak-leaved Goosefoot

Range & Status

Archaeophyte; A Circumpolar Temperate species. Mainly found in south-east England and along the south coast of England. Very rare in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Regional Distribution

Oak-leaved Goosefoot has been reported from nine 1km squares, of which two were in 1999; all in West Cornwall. It has been found at Hayle over several years (SW53).

Habitat & Ecology

A very rare casual of disturbed soils, and in Cornwall mainly associated with harbours.



00 Conservation

None of the sites are protected.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


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.