British NVC community MC12 (Festuca rubraHyacinthoides non-scripta maritime bluebell community)

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British NVC community MC12 (Festuca rubraHyacinthoides non-scripta maritime bluebell community) is one of the maritime cliff communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system. It is one of five communities categorised as maritime sea-cliff grasslands.

This community is found locally in western coastal areas of Britain. There are two subcommunities.

Community composition[edit]

Four constant species are found in this community:

One rare species, spring squill (Scilla verna), is associated with this community.

Distribution[edit]

This community is found locally in coastal areas in the west of Britain from Devon and Cornwall north to Skye.

Subcommunities[edit]

There are two subcommunities:

  • the Armeria maritima subcommunity
  • the Ranunculus ficaria subcommunity

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