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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.

Hypericum montanum - Pale St John's-wort

Range & Status

Native. European Temperate species. Mainly found in chalk and limestone areas of

England and Wales.

Regional Distribution

Recorded at one site in Cornwall (in 2002 and 2003), in coastal dune-grassland at Gear Sands (SW75).

Habitat & Ecology

Historically found in a few coastal sites, and at two places associated with railway



The extant site is an area of sand-dune that is heavily used by dog-walkers. Eutrophication of the dune-grassland may be a threat.


Gear Sands is a SAC.

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.