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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.

Phalaris arundinacea var. picta - Ribbon Grass

A variegated grass which is often planted as an ornamental in gardens. In some cases it can be found growing in the vicinity as an escape. It has become established at a number of ponds throughout Cornwall where it has probably been planted. However, in a few cases, Ribbon Grass occurs in ditches and wet meadows, where it was most likely self-sown.

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.