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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.

Lithospermum officinale - Common Gromwell

Common Gromwell is now very local and has disappeared from many of its former sites, especially those that were inland. It is currently found along the coast in cliff grassland and in scrub on sand dunes, as at Rushy Green (SW76V) and Holywell (SW75U). It can also be found along the Camel Trail between Padstow and Wadebridge (SW97G), but is absent from 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.