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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.

Ornithopus pinnatus - Orange Bird's-foot

Confined to the Isles of Scilly where it grows on both inhabited and uninhabited islands. This Red Data Book species is normally seen on sandy tracks, in thin soil close to rock outcrops and in the heaths. There have been a few records from Cornwall but these remain unconfirmed.


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