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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.

Vicia villosa - Fodder Vetch

Judging by the records, Fodder Vetch was a persistent alien in Penzance. In 1989, it was seen again near the Heliport (SW43V, R.M.Phillips, det. A.L.Grenfell), having not been recorded since 1952. In 1991 it was discovered growing amongst numerous other grain aliens at the disused Loggans Mill, near Hayle (SW53U, A.L.Grenfell).


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.