WHERE ARE THE IMPORTANT PLANT AREAS IN COUNTY WATERFORD?
Úna Fitzpatrick & Paul Green
1. Tetrads that support threatened species
(a) tetrads that contain any legally protected species (Flora Protection Order)
2. Tetrads that are rich in ‘worthy’ or interesting plants – ‘Waterford hotspots’
- tetrads with 60+ axiophytes.
3. T3. Tetrads that are rich in species indicative of good quality habitats
TT Two tetrads have been chosen for each of ten habitat types, to represent two sites of importance. The selection is based predominantly on the axiophyte data for the habitat type in question.
Coastal dry heath
Alluvial wet woodland
Steep rocky broad-leaved wooded valley with river
Oa Oak woodland
Species rich fen
Upland blanket bog
Lakes, loughs, ponds and reservoirs