Bluebell Woodland


Comprising Greatmead Copse only, the vegetation type is W8 Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestreMercurialis perennis woodland (Hall et. al. 2004). The rich ground flora is dominated by Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). Also frequent in the ground flora are Dog's Mercury (Mercurialis perennis), Goosegrass (Gallium aparine), Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) and Ivy (Hedera helix), the understory is predominately Hazel (Corylus avellana​) and the canopy is dominated by Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) and Field Maple (Acer campestre) with frequent Oak (Quercus sp.) and over-mature Hazel (Corylus avellana) coppice. Soils are predominantly wet, gleyed clays and litter is sparse.

Microhabitat type: Standard

Soil: Predominantly gleyed clay soils

Litter: sparse

Mean Environmental Variables

Temperature (°C): 9.50 ±0.71

Moisture (%): 23.00 ±4.14

pH: 6.19 ±0.43


Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith