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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.

Melittis melissophyllum - Bastard Balm

Nationally Scarce, Bastard Balm is most frequent in sheltered river valleys, growing at the edges of, or within, clearings in woodland and on hedges in shaded lanes. On the Lizard, between Coverack and Lowland Point (SW81E) it grows by the coastal footpath in the shelter of Hazel (Corylus avellana) scrub.

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.