An overview of Scheuchzeria palustris in Scotland and a new locality in Westerness (vc97)
Keywords:distribution, monitoring, vegetation community, insect interactions
A new locality for Scheuchzeria palustris L. (Rannoch Rush) in Westerness extends its extant range in Scotland. The characteristics of the site are presented in the context of the known distribution and ecology of S. palustris on and around Rannoch Moor, the only extant populations in the British Isles. An overview of the population dynamics revealed by monitoring since 1988 is given.
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