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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 x litorale - Shore Horsetail

Shore Horsetail sometimes occurs in huge numbers in Cornwall, such as in Withy Woods, Illogan (SW64S, 1996, C.N. French). Often it is found where one or both of the parents ( E. fluviatile & E.arvense ) are missing. It still grows in Mount field, by Penhale Sands (SW75T) and has been reported from Breney Common (SX06K, 1995, C.N.Page). Other sites are Salix carr to the west of Higher Kernick (SW96R, 1997, I.J.Bennallick), Rosenannon Bog (SW96N, 1993, I.J.Bennallick), a valley marsh at West Youlstone (SS21S, 1992, L.J.Margetts) and near Bridgerule (SS20R, W.H.Tucker).

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.