Ardtornish Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

Vegetation coverage (%) of forest floor by herb, tree, shrub, bryophyte and litter layers - Ardtornish 2004 survey.

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0%, Litter=37.5%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=18.4%, Bryophytes=29.5%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 14 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea,
Agrostis vinealis
(6 to 25%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(6 to 25%)
2 13 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(26 to 50%)
Hylocomium splendens
(6 to 25%)
3 8 Potentilla erecta,
Melampryum pratense
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(76 to 100%)
Hylocomium splendens
(6 to 25%)
4 11 Potentilla erecta
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia cespitosa,
Agrostis capillaris
(6 to 25%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens
(6 to 25%)
5 12 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(51 to 75%)
Hylocomium splendens,
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(6 to 25%)
6 10 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus,
Quercus sp.
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(51 to 75%)
Hylocomium splendens,
Dicranum majus
(6 to 25%)
7 19 Oxalis acetosella
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus,
Betula sp.
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(26 to 50%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens,
Hypnum sp.
(6 to 25%)
8 10 Potentilla erecta
(6 to 25%)
Quercus sp.
(≤5%)
Agrostis stolonifera
(6 to 25%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(51 to 75%)
9 13 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(26 to 50%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(26 to 50%)
10 12 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(26 to 50%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens
(26 to 50%)

Key to percentage cover:

  • ≤ 5%
  • 6 to 25%
  • 26 to 50%
  • 51 to 75%
  • 76 to 100%