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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.

Anthoxanthum odoratum - Sweet Vernal-grass

A very common grass of poorer soils throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It can be a short-lived dominant on moorlands in the spring following a fire, as the first successful pioneer species. Sweet Vernal-grass can be found in lawns, on top of hedges and banks and in unimproved grassland.

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.