Glaswelltiroedd Cefn Cribwr/ Cefn Cribwr Grasslands
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
|6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae)|
|This is one of four sites representing Molinia meadows in south and central Wales, one of the major UK strongholds for this habitat type. At this site, there are extensive stands of M24 Molinia – Cirsium dissectum fen-meadow, including the heathy sub-type with cross-leaved heath Erica tetralix, as well as other forms with a stronger representation of grasses, rushes and small sedges. Transitions to stands of more acidic Molinia and Juncus pasture, dry neutral grassland and wet scrub vegetation are well-represented. Uncommon and declining species associated with the Molinia meadows at this site include the nationally rare viper’s-grass Scorzonera humilis and the nationally scarce soft-leaved sedge Carex montana.|
Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site
Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection
|1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia|
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