South Dorset Coast SSSI - BLACK HEAD (North) (003)
Staff member responsible: MATTHEW LOW
Unit Id: 1005418
Unit area (ha): 8.2417
Unit Status: Live Gridref: SY 730 821
Main habitat: SUPRALITTORAL ROCK
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Condition and Comments (click for history): Favourable Assessed by: JONATHAN COX
Last assessed: 04/10/2011 Last assessment field visit: 04/10/2011
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Last CSM assessment: 04/10/2011
Estimated year unit will go Favourable: Confidence in estimate:
Comment: Unit containing calcareous grassland, flushes and undercliffs with scrub, the grassland mostly in the eastern area of the unit. The triangular field here is grazed by cattle, with the most species-rich areas occurring on the upper slopes, with frequent Bird?s-foot Trefoil, Rough Hawkbit and Glaucous Sedge, and occasional Dwarf Thistle, Lady?s Bedstraw and Common Knapweed. Flatter areas in the field have a reduced cover of herbs and sedges. A steep west-facing slope north of the field with cattle-grazed terracettes supports species-rich CG4 grassland with frequent Wild Thyme, Mouse-ear Hawkweed and Hoary Plantain, and occasional Horseshoe Vetch, Burnet Saxifrage, Common Centaury and Carline Thistle. Flushes in the unit contain frequent Water Mint, Fleabane and Hard Rush, locally frequent Great Horsetail, Yellow Flag and Common Reed, occasional Meadowsweet, Lady Fern, Hemp Agrimony and Fool?s Watercress, and rare Square-stemmed St. John?s-wort. Sallow is the most abundant scrub species, with lesser amounts of Elder and Hawthorn. The geomorphological interest feature is in favourable condition.
Number of adverse condition reasons: 0
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