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.
Range & Status
Native. Submediterranean-Subatlantic species. Found as a native along the south coast of Britain, south-west Scotland and the Channel Islands, and as an introduction north to southern Scotland, and rarely in Ireland.
Very rare, the most persistent sites are on the south coast of The Lizard (SW71). It also occurs at Nare Head on the Roseland (SW93) and near Padstow (SW97).
Habitat & Ecology
An annual of coastal sites, in short-grassland on cliffs and in a quarry.
Most sites are protected.
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.