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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.

Campanula rotundifolia - Harebell

Harebell is a species of nutrient-poor, base-rich areas and therefore is both rare and very local in Cornwall as most soils here are neutral to acid. It is restricted to a relatively few rocky outcrops on the Lizard and occurs intermittently on the towans of St. Ives Bay (SW53 & SW54). For example, in 1996 a dozen or so plants were discovered at the base of a dune alongside one of the lesser used tracks within Gwithian Sands (SW54Q, C.Neil).

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.