COMMUNITIES: General information about the National Vegetation Classification of plant communities found in Dorset:

  • List of primary communities with a brief description
  • The sites where the different communities occurs in Dorset
  • Species that are indicators of each community and others often associated with it


COMMUNITIES OVERVIEW: The National Vegetation Classification system starts by grouping the various plant communities at its highest level in twelve distinct groups. These are shown in the grid below - click/tap on any photo to move down to the next level.