Lady Bower plot - Ground vegetation - 2001

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=3%, Litter=11.4%, Tree layer (>5m)=0%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=0%, Bryophytes=0%
10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 9 Galium palustre
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Atrichum undulatum
(≤5%)
2 5 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
    Hypnum cupressiforme
(≤5%)
3 9 Galium palustre
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Atrichum undulatum
(≤5%)
4 7   Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Agrostis canina
(26 to 50%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Atrichum undulatum
(≤5%)
5 8 Oxalis acetosella
(6 to 25%)
  Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(76 to 100%)
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Dicranella heteromalla
(≤5%)
6 8 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa,
Holcus mollis
(6 to 25%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(51 to 75%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(6 to 25%)
7 8 Galium palustre
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(6 to 25%)
8 11 Galium palustre
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(6 to 25%)
Carex sylvatica
(≤5%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(26 to 50%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(6 to 25%)
9 9 Galium palustre
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
  Dryopteris dilata
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Atrichum undulatum
(≤5%)
10 5 Galium palustre
(6 to 25%)
  Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
  Dryopteris dilata
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(≤5%)

Key to percentage cover:

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