British NVC community H7

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NVC community H7 (Calluna vulgaris - Scilla verna heath) is one of the heath communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system. It is one of two communities categorised as maritime heaths.

It is a fairly widespread coastal community. There are five subcommunities.

Community composition[edit]

The following eleven constant species are found in this community:

The following rare species are associated with the community:


This community is found all around the coasts of Scotland, western Wales, Devon and Cornwall.


There are five subcommunities:

  • the Armeria maritima subcommunity
  • the Viola riviniana subcommunity
  • the Erica tetralix subcommunity
  • the Empetrum nigrum ssp. nigrum subcommunity
  • the Calluna vulgaris subcommunity