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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.

Euphrasia vigursii - Vigur's Eyebright

An endemic, Red Data Book species, Vigur's Eyebright is restricted to Cornwall and Devon. It is still common on tracks in Ulex gallii heaths along the north coast between Mussel Point (SW44Q) and Cligga Head (SW75G). Inland there has been a distinct loss of sites due to habitat destruction, but it may still be found in damp heaths, as at Treslea Downs (SX16J, 1993, M. Atkinson). It can no longer be found on Kit Hill (SX37Q, fide M.Atkinson) but has recently been noted on Ventongimps Moor (SW75V, 1994, A.J. Silverside) and at Redrice Down (SX16N, 1997, M. Atkinson).

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.