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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.

Sonchus oleraceus - Milk-thistle

Smooth Sow-thistle is widespread and common in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It occurs as a garden and agricultural weed, as well as on road verges, and growing on Cornish Hedges. It also occurs near flush sites at the base of sea cliffs, higher up on Head cliffs and on dunes.

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.