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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.

Anemone nemorosa - Wood Anemone

Wood Anemone is normally characteristic of ancient deciduous woodlands, where it forms ground cover, and like many such species completes its life-cycle early in the year before the woodland canopy closes over. In Cornwall it is also a species of some granite moorlands, where it is associated with bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) which affords shelter, as at Roche Rock (SW95Z, 1997, I.J.Bennallick) and on Carn Brea (SW64V, 1963, R.J.Murphy). It is absent on the Isles of Scilly.

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.