Inula conyzae - Ploughman's-spikenard
Ploughman' s-spikenard is largely a coastal plant of fixed dune systems, cliff-tops and valley slopes. Perhaps the most unusual occurrence of this calcicole was growing on the collar of a mine shaft on the slopes of Godolphin Hill (SW53V, 1993, C.N.French). It is absent from the Isles of Scilly. Other sites include Gwithian Towans (SW54Q, 1996, C.N.French), The Kelseys (SW75U, 1998, H.M.Meredith), Crantock Common (SW76V, 1997, B.N.Boothby), Tregunna (SW97R, 1995, R.M.Belringer), Portquin (SW98Q, 1994, R.J.Murphy), Par beach (SX05W, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Lantic Bay (SX15K, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Neal Point (SX46F, 1998, M.Atkinson).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.