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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.

Equisetum arvense - Field Horsetail

Field Horsetail is probably the most common horsetail in Cornwall and is the only horsetail recorded for the Isles of Scilly. It occurs in many habitats including sand dunes, roadside hedges, banks, waste ground, quarries, ditches, stream banks, willow scrub and drier tin waste and is often a garden weed. However, it is not found on china clay waste though it does grow in scrub in the china clay district.

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.