Grizedale Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2001

Vegetation coverage (%) of forest floor by herb, tree, shrub, bryophyte and litter layers - Grizedale 2001 survey.

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=3%, Litter=13.9%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=39.4%, Herb layer=54%, Bryophytes=36.3%

 

10x 10 m sub-plotNumber of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 11 Oxalis acetosella
(≤5%)
Quercus petraea
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Carex sp.
(≤5%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
2 6 Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(51 to 75%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
    Dicranum majus
(≤5%)
3 12 Oxalis acetosella
(≤5%)
Rubus fruticosus,
Quercus petraea
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
    Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
4 10 Oxalis acetosella,
Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Quercus petraea
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
    Plagiothecium undulatum,
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
(6 to 25%)
5 9   Vaccinium myrtilus
(76 to 100%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
    Dicranum majus
(6 to 25%)
6 9   Vaccinium myrtilus
(51 to 75%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
    Dicranum majus
(6 to 25%)
7 9   Vaccinium myrtilus
(26 to 50%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
    Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(26 to 50%)
8 7   Vaccinium myrtilus
(76 to 100%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
    Dicranum majus,
Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
9 7 alium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(26 to 50%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(26 to 50%)
10 11 Oxalis acetosella,
Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus,
Picea sitchensis
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
    Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)

 

Key to percentage cover:

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