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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.

Linum bienne - Pale Flax

Pale Flax is often found in coastal situations, and like many other such species can successfully grow in mineralised soils. It is quite abundant in places on the contaminated soils of the valleys which drain the Camborne-Redruth mining district, such as at Roscroggan (SW64K). It also occurs along roadsides, on waste ground, in pasture fields, on the Lizard Heaths, such as on Goonhilly Downs (SW72F), and is common around the Camel estuary especially along the Camel Trail (SW97). It occurs 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.