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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.

Echium plantagineum - Purple Viper's-bugloss

A Red Data Book plant, Purple Viper's-bugloss still grows in some profusion in a few arable fields at Boscregan, near St. Just (SW32P) where it is considered to be native (Butterfield, 1999). Elsewhere in Cornwall it is a casual on waste ground and sometimes in horticultural fields.

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.