British NVC community CG3 (Bromus erectus grassland)

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NVC community CG3 (Bromus erectus grassland) is one of the calcicolous grassland communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system. It is one of four communities of rank, tussocky grassland associated with low levels of grazing, within the lowland calcicolous grassland group.

It is a comparatively widely distributed community. There are four subcommunities.

Community composition[edit]

The following constant species are found in this community:

The following rare species are also associated with the community:


This community is found in lowland limestone grassland throughout England.


There are four subcommunities:

  • the so-called typical subcommunity:
  • the Centaurea nigra subcommunity
  • the Knautia arvensis - Bellis perennis subcommunity
  • the Festuca rubra - Festuca arundinacea subcommunity