Lady Bower plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=2.7%, Litter=24.1%, Tree layer (>5m)=48%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=95.5%, Bryophytes=6.3%
10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 17 Galium saxatile
(51 to 75%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(6 to 25%)
Polytrichum commune
(6 to 25%)
2 12 Galium mollugo
(26 to 50%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Blechnum spicant
(51 to 75%)
Hypnum jutlandicum
(6 to 25%)
3 12 Galium saxatile
(26 to 50%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata,
Blechnum spicant
(6 to 25%)
Hypnum cupressiforme
(6 to 25%)
4 14 Galium saxatile
(≤5%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata,
Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Plagiothecium denticulatum
(≤5%)
5 16 Oxalis acetosella
(6 to 25%)
Sorbus aucuparia
(≤5%)
olcus mollis
(26 to 50%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(51 to 75%)
Eurhynchium praelongum
(51 to 75%)
6 13 Galium saxatile
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(26 to 50%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(26 to 50%)
Fissidens sp.
(26 to 50%)
7 17 Galium saxatile
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(51 to 75%)
  Pteridium aquilinum
(51 to 75%)
Nardia sp.
(6 to 25%)
8 14 Galium saxatile
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata,
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Plagiothecium undulatum
(≤5%)
9 13 Galium saxatile,
Galium pumilum
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(6 to 25%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Blechnum spicant
(≤5%)
Brachythcium rutabulum
(≤5%)
10 11 Galium saxatile
(6 to 25%)
Vaccinium myrtilus
(≤5%)
Deschampsia flexuosa
(76 to 100%)
  Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Dicranella sp.
(≤5%)

Key to percentage cover:

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