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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.

Poa bulbosa - Bulbous Meadow-grass

Range & Status

Native. Eurosiberian Southern-temperate grass. In Britain mostly coastal from the Humber to South Wales.

Regional Distribution

Very rare in Cornwall. It occurs at Lelant and St. Erth (SW53) and historically was recorded at Tregantle in East Cornwall (SX35).

Habitat & Ecology

It grows in the dunes at Lelant and is in a gravelled area at St. Erth.


None apparent.




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.