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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.

Medicago sativa subsp. falcata - Sickle Medick

Range & Status

Native. Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate plant. Native in East Anglia, and widely naturalised elsewhere.

Regional Distribution

In Cornwall it is outside its native range. It occurs in Bude (SS20) and may well still occur at Gulval (SW43) and Hayle (SW53).

Habitat & Ecology

Grows on a sand-dune beside a car park, where it is considered to be a pure population (A.C. Leslie, teste P.R.Green).


None apparent.


The known site is 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.