Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats

Description (English)

Dryas octopetala dwarf heaths of the oceanic lowlands of northern Scotland, the Inner Hebrides and western Ireland, associated with Durness, Jurassic or Carboniferous limestone outcroppings and karstic pavements, or with shell sands blown over rocky or peaty headlands, with Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Thymus praecox, Carex flacca, Viola riviniana, Plantago maritima, Lotus corniculatus, Festuca ovina, Calluna vulgaris, Carex rupestris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-282

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Carex flacca
Flowering Plants Carex rupestris
Flowering Plants Dryas octopetala
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Lotus corniculatus
Flowering Plants Plantago maritima
Flowering Plants Thymus praecox
Flowering Plants Viola riviniana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Carex flacca Flowering Plants
Carex rupestris Flowering Plants
Dryas octopetala Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Lotus corniculatus Flowering Plants
Plantago maritima Flowering Plants
Thymus praecox Flowering Plants
Viola riviniana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.292 Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.292 Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.292 Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100