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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Festuca ovina - Sheep's-fescue

Sheep' s-fescue is fairly common on the granite uplands and in maritime grassland on the north and Lizard coasts. It occurs in well drained, shallow acid soils. On the granites it is often associated with rock outcrops, growing from crevices or along the fringe of vegetation. It is occasionally found growing from walls or hedges, with such plants as Erica cinerea and Vaccinium myrtillus .

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.