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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.

Trifolium occidentale - Western Clover

Nationally Scarce, Western Clover grows on exposed cliffs, often around rocky outcrops, and sometimes on dry hedge walls. It is frequent on the Lizard, especially on the west side. Elsewhere it is more local in occurrence and can be found in such places as Porthgwarra (SW32Q), St. Ives Island (SW54F), Godrevy (SW54W) and Towan Head (SW76W, 1961, D.E.Coombe; still there 1993, H.M.Meredith). It is also recorded from a number of the Scillonian islands.

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.