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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.

Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii - Babington's Leek

Babington's Leek is a Red Data Book species that was first recorded on the Lizard Peninsula in the Poltesco valley in 1875. It has so increased in number and spread that it is now being considered for transfer to Scarce Plant status. It is sometimes abundant on roadside hedges, and grows on coastal cliffs, in scrub, by streams, on waste ground and in dune grassland. It is well established on parts of the Lizard (SW62 and SW72), around Hayle (SW53), the Roseland Peninsula (SW83), Newquay (SW86) and the Constantine Bay/ Polzeath area (SW87/SW97). Elsewhere it is being found in small persistent clumps as it increases its range. It is also common on the Isles of Scilly.

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.