Rannoch Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0.7%, Litter=12.7%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=31.3%, Bryophytes=32.5%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 12 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Molinia caerulea
(6 to 25%)
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(26 to 50%)
2 12 Galium saxatile
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum
(6 to 25%)
3 11 Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum,
Hylocomium splendens
(6 to 25%)
4 14 alium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Carex binervis
(≤5%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum
(26 to 50%)
5 12 Galium saxatile,
Listera cordata
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Eriophorum vaginatum
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum,
Pleurozium schreberi
(6 to 25%)
6 9 stera cordata
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
Hypnum sp.,
Pleurozium schreberi
(≤5%)
7 8 Molinia caerulea
(26 to 50%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(26 to 50%)
8 11 Listera cordata
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Plagiothecium undulatum,
Rhytidiadelphus loreus,
Pleurozium schreberi
(≤5%)
9 10 Listera cordata
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
Plagiothecium undulatum,
Polytrichum commune,
Hylocomium splendens
(6 to 25%)
10 9 Potentilla erecta
(≤5%)
Sorbus aucuparia
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa,
Agrostis stolonifera
(6 to 25%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Polytrichum commune
(51 to 75%)

Key to percentage cover:

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