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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.

Chenopodium bonus-henricus - Good-King-Henry

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Archaeophyte; Native in the central and southern European mountains. Found throughout England (except along the south coast), Cornwall, Wales, eastern Scotland and rare in Ireland.

Regional Distribution

Recorded from 29 1km squares in total. A very rare casual which has only recently been seen at one location in East Cornwall (SX06) and one in West Cornwall (SW71). Not recorded in Scilly since 1960.

Habitat & Ecology

A perennial herb of ruderal habitats.



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Both recent sites are not 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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.