Brechfa Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0%, Litter=85%, Tree layer (>5m)=71%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=0%, Bryophytes=6.3%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 12 Hyacinthoides non-scripta
(26 to 50%)
Fagus sylvatica
(6 to 25%)
Athyrium filix-femina,
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
2 10 Hyacinthoides non-scripta
(51 to 75%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune,
Brachythecium rutabulum
(6 to 25%)
3 12 Hyacinthoides non-scripta
(51 to 75%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Eurhynchium praelongum,
Dicranum scoparium,
Brachythecium rutabulum,
Eurhynchium striatum
(≤5%)
4 6 Brachythecium rutabulum,
Eurhynchium striatum
(≤5%)
5 9 Ilex aquifolium
(≤5%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Thuidium tamariscinum
(6 to 25%)
6 7 Hyacinthoides non-scripta
(51 to 75%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Eurhynchium praelongum
(51 to 75%)
7 15 Hyacinthoides non-scripta
(6 to 25%)
Fagus sylvatica
(≤5%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Thuidium tamariscinum
(6 to 25%)
8 14 Hyacinthoides non-scripta
(26 to 50%)
Fraxinus excelsior
(≤5%)
Eurhynchium praelongum,
Thuidium tamariscinum,
Eurhynchium striatum
(6 to 25%)
9 10 Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Hypnum mammillatum,
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
(≤5%)
10 8 Fagus sylvatica
(≤5%)
Hypnum mammillatum,
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
(6 to 25%)

Key to percentage cover:

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