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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.

Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut has been widely planted in woodlands, estate gardens and on top of Cornish Hedges. It is sometimes found in situations where it is obviously self-sown, such as at Wheal Coates, near St. Agnes (SW75A, 1990, C.N.French) and Wheal Rose, near Chacewater (SW74C, 1990, C.N.French).

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.