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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.

Atriplex portulacoides - Sea-purslane

Sea-purslane is frequent in salt-marshes in the estuaries of the Tamar and Lynher (SX35, SX45, SX46), Looe (SX25), Fowey (SX15), Camel (SW97) and Gannel (SW86). Strangely it is missing from those of the Fal and Helford and at Hayle. There are records for it on low cliffs as at Porth Joke (SW76Q, 1973, C.Juleff) and Mawgan Porth (SW86N, 1999, H.M.Meredith).

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.