Derby City Council

The Flora of Derbyshire - Checklist, Maps and Sample Accounts

The species account below is an early version, drafted around 2003. It has been provided here to aid understanding, but please be aware it may not fully tally with the up-to-date map and statistics shown below.

Cruciata laevipes

Crosswort

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Dates link to glossary page
First year: 1789
Latest year: 2007

County Status link to glossary page
Native

Family link to glossary page
Rubiaceae

Total records held link to glossary page
1435

Grid Square Count link to glossary page
1987-2007Ever
Monads: 547 582
Tetrads: 265 284
Hectads: 29 33

Conservation Status link to glossary page

Account last edited
Dec 12 2004

Explanation of terms

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Species Details

Crosswort is a sprawling native perennial of grasslands, waysides, scrub and open woodland, generally on well-drained calcareous soils. It is common in the White Peak, the southern part of the Dark Peak and on the Magnesian Limestone. Elsewhere it is rare, as near Somersal Herbert (SK1235), on the Sett Valley Trail (SK0086) and near Crich (SK3455).