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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.

Elatine hexandra - Six-stamened Waterwort

The aquatic, Nationally Scarce, Six-stamened Waterwort grows in the shallower water at the edge of freshwater lakes such as Loe Pool (SW62M, 1983, A.J.Byfield), Dozmary Pool (SX17X, 1988, R.J.Murphy) and the Abbey Pool, Tresco (SV81X, 1978, J.Roberts). It has also been found in reservoirs, such as Drift (SW42J, 1980, R.J.Murphy) and Siblyback (SX27G, 1990, M.Atkinson). It has not yet been seen in Colliford Reservoir, but may well colonise it from Dozmary Pool. Elatine hexandra was discovered in the basal sediments of a core from Dozmary Pool (Brown, 1977), which indicates it has probably been present at this site for more than 10,000 years.

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.