Culbin Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=1.5%, Litter=30%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=0%, Bryophytes=41.5%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 7 Calluna vulgaris
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens
(26 to 50%)
2 7 Goodyera repens
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens
(76 to 100%)
3 7 Goodyera repens
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens
(51 to 75%)
4 5 Goodyera repens
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens
(76 to 100%)
5 6 Hylocomium splendens, Hypnum sp., Pleurozium schreberi
(26 to 50%)
6 6 Hylocomium splendens, Hypnum sp., Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus
(6 to 25%)
7 8 Hylocomium splendens
(26 to 50%)
8 6 Goodyera repens
(≤5%)
Hylocomium splendens, Hypnum sp., Pseudoscleropodium purum
(6 to 25%)
9 8 Goodyera repens
(≤5%)
Hypnum sp.
(6 to 25%)
10 7 Goodyera repens
(≤5%)
Hylocomnium splendens
(26 to 50%)

Key to percentage cover:

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