Thetford Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0.3%, Litter=0.8%, Tree layer (>5m)=36%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=98%, Bryophytes=88.3%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 22 Glechoma hederacea
(26 to 50%)
Crataegus monogyna,
Fagus sylvatica,
Pinus sylvestris,
Quercus robur,
Rubus fruticosus agg
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus,
Agrostis canina
(26 to 50%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(≤5%)
Rhytidiadelphus sp.
(26 to 50%)
2 25 Glechoma hederacea
(26 to 50%)
Rubus fruticosus agg
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus
(51 to 75%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Eurhynchium praelongum,
Rhytidiadelphus sp.
(26 to 50%)
3 21 Glechoma hederacea
(51 to 75%)
Quercus robur (g),
Rubus fruticosus agg
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus
(26 to 50%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Eurhynchium praelongum
(51 to 75%)
4 21 Glechoma hederacea
(51 to 75%)
Crataegus monogyna,
Fagus sylvatica,
Rubus fruticosus agg,
Fraxinus excelsior
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus
(76 to 100%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Eurhynchium praelongum,
Rhytidiadelphus sp.
(51 to 75%)
5 24 Geranium robertianum,
Urtica dioica
(≤5%)
Pinus sylvestris
(6 to 25%)
Festuca gigantea,
Holcus lanatus,
Agrostis stolonifera
(≤5%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Eurhynchium praelongum,
Rhytidiadelphus sp.,
Plagiothecium undulatum
(≤5%)
6 29 Glechoma hederacea
(26 to 50%)
Fraxinus excelsior,
Pinus sylvestris,
Rubus fruticosus,
Fagus sylvatica
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus
(26 to 50%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Eurhynchium praelongum,
Rhytidiadelphus sp.,
Plagiothecium undulatum
(6 to 25%)
7 31 Glechoma hederacea
(76 to 100%)
Crataegus monogyna
(≤5%)
Agrostis canina
(26 to 50%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(26 to 50%)
Eurhynchium praelongum
(26 to 50%)
8 26 Glechoma hederacea
(76 to 100%)
Acer campestre,
Crataegus monogyna,
Quercus robur,
Rubus fruticosus
Holcus mollis
(26 to 50%)
Carex echinata
(≤5%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Eurhynchium praelongum
(51 to 75%)
9 22 Glechoma hederacea
(26 to 50%)
Crataegus monogyna,
Pinus sylvestris,
Prunus spinosa,
Rubus fruticosus
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus,
Agrostis capillaris
(6 to 25%)
Pteridium aquilinum
(6 to 25%)
Thuidium tamariscinum,
Rhytidiadelphus ap.
(≤5%)
10 23 Glechoma hederacea
(26 to 50%)
Prunus spinosa
(≤5%)
Holcus lanatus
(26 to 50%)
Pteridium aquilinum,
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Eurhynchium praelongum
(26 to 50%)

Key to percentage cover:

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