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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.

Puccinellia rupestris - Stiff Saltmarsh-grass

Range & Status

Native. Oceanic Southern-temperate grass. Scattered around the coast of southern Britain from the Wash to South Wales, with a few sites in northern England and one inland outlier in Cheshire.

Regional Distribution

It occurs at Millbrook (SX45) and at several sites in the River Fal catchment (SW83 and SW84). It probably still occurs near Egloshayle (SX07).

Habitat & Ecology

Grows on path edges, tidal pool margins and a car park above but close to the tidal limit.


None apparent.


Not known.


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.