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 S2282

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.292 Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.292 Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.292 Hiberno-Britannic maritime Dryas mats same
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