- British NVC community MC4 (Brassica oleracea maritime cliff-ledge community)
British NVC community MC4 ("Brassica oleracea" maritime cliff-ledge community) is one of the maritime cliff communities in the
British National Vegetation Classificationsystem. It is one of five communities categorised as maritime cliff crevice and ledge communities.
This community is found locally on the south coast of England. There are two subcommunities.
Four constant species are found in this community:
Red Fescue("Festuca rubra")
Wild Cabbage("Brassica oleracea")
Sea Carrot("Daucus carota" ssp. "gummifer")
Three rare species are associated with this community, Wild Cabbage itself, Early Spider-orchid ("Ophrys sphegodes") and
Nottingham Catchfly("Silene nutans").
This community is found on the south coast of Britain, in west
Cornwall, Dorsetand Kent.
There are two subcommunities:
* the "Beta vulgaris" ssp. "maritima" subcommunity
* the Rayed "Ononis repens" subcommunity
Rodwell, J. S.(2000) "British Plant Communities Volume 5 - Maritime communities and vegetation of open habitats" ISBN 0-521-39167-9 (hardback), ISBN 0-521-64476-3 (paperback)
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