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H8: Dune Heath

H8: Dune Heath

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Dune heath forms on sand dunes that are relatively stable and where heather can take hold often after marram grass has started to colonise. Studland is the only example of dune heath in the south of England. It has a much restricted flora because of the harsh soil conditions but reptiles and some insect species thrive in these conditions.

Dune heath is classified along with dry heath and has similar species depending on how well an area has become established and stabilised.


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