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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.

Petasites hybridus - Butterbur

Butterbur is rare in West Cornwall but relatively frequent in the river valleys draining Bodmin Moor in East Cornwall. It is mainly seen growing on road verges but also occurs on river banks. Sites include Mylor Bridge (SW83D, 1994, C.N.French), Porthoustock (SW82A, 1997, R.J.Murphy), Trevear (SW87R, 1996, D.I.Cockerill), Ruan High Lanes (SW93E, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), near Melbur Mill (SW95H, 1995, H.M.Meredith), near Brynn Mill (SW96W, 1994, I.J.Bennallick), Trevillick (SX07U, 1997, M.Atkinson), St. Juliots Well (SX08W, 1997, M.Atkinson), Notts Mill, near Lerryn (SX15I, 1989, R.M.Belringer), near Carcade (SX18H, 1994, C.N.French), near Wilsey Down (SX18Z, 1993, T.J.Dingle), Kilkhampton (SS21L, 1997, M.Atkinson), Tredinnick, Duloe (SX25I, 1997, M.Atkinson), Trewin Mill (SX28L, 1994, M.Atkinson), the Seaton valley (SX35C, 1996, M.Atkinson), near Newport Bridge (SX38H, 1998, S.Watson) and St. John (SX45B, 1996, M.Atkinson).

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