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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.

Juniperus communis subsp. hemisphaerica - Cliff Juniper

Probably fewer than a dozen plants of this interesting form of Common Juniper remain on the Lizard Peninsula in the Gew Graze valley. Those on the south side may be all female but a single male survives on the north side of the valley. According to Stace (1997) the identity of the Lizard plants as this subspecies needs confirmation.

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.