Lady Bower plot - Ground vegetation - 1998

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=3%, Litter=55%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=17.8%, Bryophytes=26.3%
10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 7 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Atrichum undulatum
(26 to 50%)
2 6 Galium palustre, Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
    Hypnum cupressiforme
(6 to 25%)
3 7 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
    Hypnum cupressiforme
(51 to 75%)
4 6   Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
    Hypnum cupressiforme
(26 to 50%)
5 7 Oxalis acetosella
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(26 to 50%)
Hypnum cupressiforme, Dicranella heteromalla
(≤5%)
6 8 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(26 to 50%)
Hypnum cupressiforme, Plagiothecium undulatum
(≤5%)
7 8 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(26 to 50%)
8 11 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Sorbus aucuparia
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
Carex sylvatica
(≤5%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(26 to 50%)
Hypnum cupressiforme, Atrichum undulatum
(6 to 25%)
9 9 Galium palustre, Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme, Atrichum undulatum
(≤5%)
10 5 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
  Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(51 to 75%)

Key to percentage cover:

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