Schoenus nigricans - Black Bog-rush
Black Bog-rush is locally common on a number of wet heaths and cliff flushes in mid and West Cornwall, but is absent from the Isles of Scilly. It is rare on granite moors but common on the Lizard Peninsula and the mid-Cornwall moors. Sites include near Porthgwarra (SW32R, 1998, C.N.French), Tregurnow Cliff (SW42L, 1998, C.N.French), near Traboe Cross (SW72F, 1998, J.Humphries), Carland Moor (SW85L, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), south of Downhill (SW86U, 1996, R.J.Murphy), Silverwell Moor (SW74P, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Paramoor Wood (SW94Z, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Lands (SX06J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick) and Middle Taphouse (SX16R, 1997, M.Atkinson).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.