Montgomery Canal

Site details

UK map showing location of Montgomery Canal Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Montgomery Canal SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1831 Floating water-plantain  Luronium natans
This is the largest and the most extensive population of floating water-plantain Luronium natans in Britain and is a highly significant lowland population. In favourable management conditions the species can be dominant over kilometre lengths of canal, carpeting the shallow bed and flowering and setting seed in abundance. This is a semi-natural population, having colonised from drift material or seed but needing periodic human disturbance for continued growth; in this respect the canal is a substitute for the speciesí former slow-moving, mesotrophic river niche, which has been largely destroyed in lowland Britain.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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