List of plant communities in the British National Vegetation Classification

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The following is the list of the 286 plant communities which comprise the British National Vegetation Classification (NVC). These are grouped by major habitat category, as used in the five volumes of British Plant Communities, the standard work describing the NVC.

Woodland and scrub communities[edit]

The following 25 communities are described in Volume 1 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Woodland and scrub communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Mires[edit]

The following 38 communities are described in Volume 2 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Mires in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Heaths[edit]

The following 22 communities are described in Volume 2 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Heaths in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Mesotrophic grasslands[edit]

The following 13 communities are described in Volume 3 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Mesotrophic grasslands in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Calcicolous grasslands[edit]

The following 14 communities are described in Volume 3 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Calcicolous grasslands in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Calcifugous grasslands and montane communities[edit]

The following 21 communities are described in Volume 3 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Calcifugous grasslands and montane communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Aquatic communities[edit]

The following 24 communities are described in Volume 4 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Aquatic communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Swamps and tall-herb fens[edit]

The following 28 communities are described in Volume 4 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Swamps and tall-herb fens in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Salt-marsh communities[edit]

The following 28 communities are described in Volume 5 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Salt-marsh communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Shingle, strandline and sand-dune communities[edit]

The following 19 communities are described in Volume 5 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Shingle, strandline and sand-dune communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Maritime cliff communities[edit]

The following 12 communities are described in Volume 5 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Maritime cliff communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Vegetation of open habitats[edit]

The following 42 communities are described in Volume 5 of British Plant Communities. For an article summarising these communities see Vegetation of open habitats in the British National Vegetation Classification system.