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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.

Cerastium semidecandrum - Little Mouse-ear

Little Mouse-ear is a coastal plant which is most frequent on fixed sand dunes such as at Penhale (SW75T), Gwithian (SW54Q) and Godrevy Towans (SW54W). It is rare elsewhere along the coastline but can still be found in sandy ground at Porthluney Cove (SW94Q, 1996, R.J.Murphy) and on the low dunes at Par (SX05W). It is extremely rare inland such as at St. Newlyn East (SW85I, 1980s, K.L.Spurgin).


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