Rannoch Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2001

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=15%, Litter=13.5%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=47.3%, Bryophytes=56.9%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 12 Listera cordata,
Potentilla erecta,
Dactylorhiza,
maculata
(≤5%)
Agrostis stolonifera
(≤5%)
Carex nigra
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune,
Pleurozium schreberi
(6 to 25%)
2 9 Galium saxatile
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtillus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(≤5%)
3 10 Vaccinium myrtillus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa,
Agrostis stolonifera
(6 to 25%)
Carex nigra
(≤5%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(6 to 25%)
4 11 Potentilla erecta,
Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtillus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Carex nigra
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(6 to 25%)
5 12 Listera cordata
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtillus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Luzula luzulina
(≤5%)
Dryopteris dilatata,
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Pleurozium schreberi
(6 to 25%)
6 9 Listera cordata
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtillus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Carex nigra
(≤5%)
Pleurozium schreberi
(6 to 25%)
7 8 Deschampsia flexuosa,
Molinia caerluea
(6 to 25%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(6 to 25%)
Polytrichum commune
(26 to 50%)
8 11 Listera cordata,
Calluna vulgaris
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtillus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
Rhytidiadelphus loreus
(6 to 25%)
9 8 Listera cordata,
Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtillus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Hylocomium splendens,
Pleurozium schreberi,
Dicranum scoparium
(≤5%)
10 9 Sorbus aucuparia
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
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%