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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.

Rorippa sylvestris - Creeping Yellow-cress

Creeping Yellow-cress is restricted to East Cornwall, although it is reported on the Isles of Scilly (Knight, 1996). It is sometimes found on waste ground but is most frequent in gravels at the edge of rivers and canals. Recent records include the bank of the Tamar River near Greystone Bridge (SX38Q, 1991, M.Atkinson) and in a fragment of a canal near Gunnislake Weir (SX47F, 1997, R.Fitzgerald).

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.