Grizedale Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 1998

Vegetation coverage (%) of forest floor by herb, tree, shrub, bryophyte and litter layers - Grizedale 1998 survey.

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0%, Litter=57.5%, Tree layer (>5m)=16.4%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=45.3%, Bryophytes=49.3%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 12 Oxalis acetosella
(≤5%)
Quercus petraea
(6 to 25%)
Agrostis canina
(≤5%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune,
Plagiothecium undulatum
(26 to 50%)
2 8 Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(26 to 50%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Hypnum mammillatum
(≤5%)
3 14 Oxalis acetosella,
Conopodium majus
(≤5%)
Quercus petraea
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
Thuidium tamariscinum
(26 to 50%)
4 11 Oxalis acetosella,
Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Quercus petraea
(26 to 50%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Polytrichum commune
(76 to 100%)
5 10 Vaccinium myrtilus
(76 to 100%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
(6 to 25%)
6 10 Vaccinium myrtilus
(76 to 100%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Dicranum majus,
Polytrichum commune,
Atrichum undulatum
(6 to 25%)
7 12 Quercus petraea
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(51 to 75%)
8 9 Vaccinium myrtilus
(51 to 75%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
9 9 Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(51 to 75%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Polytrichum commune,
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
(6 to 25%)
10 11 Oxalis acetosella,
Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus,
Quercus petraea
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
(51 to 75%)

Key to percentage cover:

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