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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 rostrata - Bottle Sedge

Bottle Sedge is almost entirely restricted to East Cornwall, where it grows in permanently waterlogged conditions as found on Bodmin Moor and the moorlands of mid-Cornwall, in pools and small lakes associated with past tin streaming. It also grows at the edges of some of the reservoirs such as Crowdy Reservoir (SX18L, 1991, M.Atkinson). Sites include Goss Moor (SW95P, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), Tregonetha Downs (SW96L, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Molinnis Moor (SX05J, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Breney Common (SX06K, 1998, R.Fitzgerald), the Glynn valley (SX16M, 1997, M.Atkinson), Hendra Downs (SX17Z, 1994, T.J.Dingle), near Buttern Hill (SX18R, 1997, C.N.French), Wrasford Moor (SS21M, 1997, M.Atkinson), Higher Langdon Farm (SX27B, 1997, M.Atkinson), and Redmoor Mine (SX37K, 1997, M.Atkinson).

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