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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.

Ligustrum vulgare - Wild Privet

Wild Privet is common and widespread on the Isles of Scilly and in lowland Cornwall. It is scarce on the granites of Penwith, Carnmenellis, St. Austell and Bodmin Moor and is missing from much of the Lizard Peninsula. It is perhaps most frequent on dune systems where it is often found in sheltered depressions between the dunes in dune scrub.

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.