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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.

Carex hostiana - Tawny Sedge

Tawny Sedge is scattered but often abundant where it occurs in Cornwall, but is absent from the Isles of Scilly. Found in marshy meadows on the Culm Measures, and in, often base-rich, valley marshes where these are fed by springs. It is frequent on the Lizard, most often on the gabbro. Despite its conspicuous yellow-green leaves ending in veinless 3-sided points, it may have been overlooked to a certain extent and many of the records are post-1994.

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