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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Wahlenbergia hederacea - Ivy-leaved Bellflower

Range & Status

Native. Oceanic Southern-temperate plant. Found mostly in western Britain north to north Wales, and scattered in southern and north-western England and western Ireland.

Regional Distribution

Mostly found on the granites and associated aureoles; West Penwith (SW43), Carnmenellis (SW63), St. Austell (SX05) and the fringes of Bodmin Moor (SX17).

Habitat & Ecology

Moorland peaty marshes, often amongst Molinia tussocks, beside streams and in rush pasture. It is also found in damp lawns in some of the historic gardens such as Lanhydrock (SX06) and Trewithen (SW94).




Some sites are protected.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.