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.
Range & Status
Neophyte. Suboceanic Southern-temperate species. Widespread in much of Britain, but very rare in Ireland.
Most frequent in south-east Cornwall, around Wadebridge (SW97) and the Hayle Towans (SW53). Older records were scattered throughout southern Cornwall.
Habitat & Ecology
A plant of waste-ground, beside coastal footpaths, set-aside arable fields, and disturbed areas of sand-dune.
Most sites are not protected.
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.