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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.

Scrophularia peregrina - Nettle-leaved Figwort

Nettle-leaved Figwort was first discovered by Ian Bennallick in 1996 growing at the base of a high wooded bank where streams of water emerge from flush sites in the hedge and run down one side of the lane. There was no indication that this Mediterranean species was a garden escape, though it could have been. It is still spreading and in 1998 had managed to go into three hectads along this one lane at Burlawn (SW97V, SW96Z & SX06E).

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.