Rannoch Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 1998

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0%, Litter=9.9%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=2.4%, Bryophytes=44.3%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 12 Potentilla erecta,
Dactylorhiza maculata
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa,
Molinia caerulea,
Agrostis stolonifera
(≤5%)
Carex pilulifera
(≤5%)
Dryopteris dilatata,
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Pleurozium schreberi
(51 to 75%)
2 9 Galium palustre,
Calluna vulgaris
(≤5%)
Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
Pleurozium schreberi,
Plagiothecium undulatum
(≤5%)
3 11 Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(≤5%)
4 10 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Dryopteris dilatata,
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum
(26 to 50%)
5 8 Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum
(6 to 25%)
6 8 Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum
(≤5%)
7 8 Molinia caerulea
(76 to 100%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
8 11 Calluna vulgaris
(≤5%)
Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
Trichophorum cespitosum
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(6 to 25%)
9 7 Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Pleurozium schreberi
(≤5%)
10 9 Vaccinum myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa,
Agrostis stolonifera
(≤5%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(26 to 50%)

Key to percentage cover:

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