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
Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Mainly found in the chalk areas of south-east England and along the coast of the extreme north-east England and south-east Scotland.
Seen in an arable field near the coast at Porthcothan (SW87), in 2003, where it is probably a casual. There are three historic records.
Habitat & Ecology
The 2003 record was from an arable field growing malting barley, which may have been sourced from south-east England.
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.