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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.

Veronica chamaedrys - Germander Speedwell

Probably the most common and widespread speedwell in Cornwall. It is found in a variety of habitats; woods, hedgebanks, waste ground, dumps, gardens, and grassy fields. Substantial patches can also be seen on unshaded grassy roadbanks. It is absent from the west side of the Lizard Peninsula, is somewhat scarce on Bodmin Moor but is frequent 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.