British NVC community H2

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NVC community H2 (Calluna vulgaris - Ulex minor 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 has a localised distribution in southern England. There are three subcommunities.

Community composition[edit]

The following constant species are found in this community:

Two rare species, Bristle Bent (Agrostis curtisii) and Hairy Greenweed (Genista pilosa), are associated with the community.

Distribution[edit]

This community is confined to southern England, from Dorset to Surrey and Kent, with the greatest concentrations occurring in the New Forest, Hampshire.

Subcommunities[edit]

There are three subcommunities:

  • the so-called typical subcommunity
  • the Vaccinium myrtillus subcommunity
  • the Molinia caerulea subcommunity

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