British NVC community H1

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NVC community H1 (Calluna vulgaris - Festuca ovina heath) is one of the heath communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system. It is one of five communities categorised as lowland dry heaths.

It is a fairly localised community. There are five subcommunities.

Community composition[edit]

The following constant species are found in this community:

No rare species are associated with the community.

Distribution[edit]

This community is confined to eastern and southeastern England, from Sussex to Lincolnshire, with the greatest concentrations occurring in Norfolk.

Subcommunities[edit]

There are five subcommunities:

  • the Hypnum cupressiforme subcommunity
  • the Hypogymnia physodes - Cladonia impexa subcommunity
  • the Teucrium scorodonia subcommunity
  • the Carex arenaria subcommunity
  • the so-called species-poor subcommunity

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