Wangford Level II plot - Ground vegetation - 2004

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

Graph showing coverage: Bare ground=0%, Litter=94.5%, Tree layer (>5m)=80.5%, Shrub layer (2-5m)=0%, Herb layer=0%, Bryophytes=0.5%

10x 10 m sub-plot Number of species present Dominant species
Herbaceous plants Trees and shrubs Grasses Sedges Ferns Bryophytes
1 6 Pseudotsuga menziesii,
Fagus sylvatica
(≤5%)
Dicranella heteromalla,
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Lophocolea bidentata
(≤5%)
2 2 Dicranum scoparium,
Hypnum cupressiforme
(≤5%)
3 7 Pseudotsuga menziesii,
Fagus sylvatica
(≤5%)
Hypnum cupressiforme,
Lophocolea bidentata,
Dicranum scoparium,
Mnium hornum,
Eurhynchium striatum
(≤5%)
4 4 Pseudotsuga menziesii
(6 to 25%)
Dicranella heteromalla,
Hypnum cupressiforme
(≤5%)
5 4 Fagus sylvatica
(6 to 25%)
Dicranella heteromalla,
Eurhynchium striatum
(≤5%)
6 4 Quercus robur
(≤5%)
Dryopteris sp.
(≤5%)
Mnium hornum,
Euryhnchium striatum
(≤5%)
7 6 Fagus sylvatica
(6 to 25%)
Mnium hornum,
Euryhnchium striatum,
Lophocolea bidentata
(≤5%)
8 4 Fagus sylvatica
(6 to 25%)
Dryopteris dilatata
(≤5%)
Mnium hornum,
Euryhnchium striatum
(≤5%)
9 5 Fagus sylvatica
(≤5%)
Mnium hornum,
Brachythecium rutabulum,
Eurhynchium striatum,
Fissidens taxif
(≤5%)
10 2 Mnium hornum,
Dicranella heteromalla
(≤5%)

Key to percentage cover:

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