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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 murale - Nettle-leaved Goosefoot

Range & Status

Archaeophyte. Eurosiberian Southern-temperate plant. Found scattered across lowland southern Britain with notable concentrations along the coast from east Devon eastwards.

Regional Distribution

Occurs on the inhabited islands in the Isles of Scilly. In West Cornwall it is restricted to a small coastal area near Marazion (SW53).

Habitat & Ecology

A widespread plant of arable habitats and disturbed ground in the Isles of Scilly. In Cornwall it occurs in a few cultivated fields, where it is infrequent.


Loss of arable fields.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.