Priority Habitat - Calaminarian Grasslands

Calaminarian grasslands in Scotland have a sparse, open sward of grasses growing with a distinctive array of other species. 

Calaminarian grasslands are rare in Scotland.  Most of the serpentine soils occur in Shetland and the north-east Highlands, though there are also outliers on the shore of Loch Lomond, on the Ayrshire coast and on Rum.  The altitudinal range is from just above sea-level to over 800 m.

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