DWARF SHRUB HEATH Falkland Islands

DWARF SHRUB HEATH- click on an icon to find the plant or bird

Dwarf shrub heath is comparatively dry ground of hard dry peat and dominated by Diddle-dee Empetrum rubrum which might cover huge tracts of land and looks similar to Scottish heather. It is best developed on rocky ridges, stony and well drained land.

Plants that grow on Dwarf Shrub Heath

dog orchid Dog Orchid Codonorchis lessonii felwort Felwort Gentianella magellanica
gaudichauds orchid Gaudichaud's Orchid Chloraea gaudichaudii lavender Falklands Lavender Perezia recurvata
pimpernel Pimpernel Anagallis alternifolia cinnamon grass Cinnamon grass Hierochloe redolens
mountain berry Mountain Berry Gaultheria pumila dandelions Gillies Dandelion  Taraxacum gilliesii / Taraxacum officinale
prickly burr Prickly Burr Acaena magellanica hairy daisy Hairy daisy Erigeron incertus
pale yellow orchid Pale Yellow Orchid Gavilea australis marsh daisy Marsh daisy Aster vahlii
yellow orchid Yellow Orchid Gavilea littoralis sheeps sorrel Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella
yellow pale maiden Yellow Pale Maiden Sisyrinchium chilense pig vine Pig Vine Gunnera magellanica
scurvy grass Scurvy grass Oxalis enneaphylla bead plant Bead Plant Nertera granadenis
berry lobelia Berry lobelia Pratia repens tea berries Teaberry 'Malvina Berry' Myrteola nummularia
vanilla daisy Vanilla Daisy Leucheria suaveolens diddle dee Diddle-dee Empetrum rubrum
woolly ragwort Falklands Woolly Ragwort Senecio littoralis christmas bush Christmas Bush Baccaris magellanica
ladyslipper Lady's Slipper Calceolaria fothergillii Falkland Rock-cress Phlebolobium maclovianum
Heath Speedwell Veronica officinalis balsam bog Balsam Bog Bolax gummifera
falklands violet Common Violet Viola maculata tall fern Tall fern Blechnum magellanicum
dusty miller Dusty Miller Primrose Primula magellanica fern small Small Fern Blechnum penna-marina
pale maiden Pale Maiden Olsynium filifolium Antarctic Bedstraw Galium antarcticicum
short rush Short rush Rostkovia magellanica ssmooth ragwort Falkland Smooth Ragwort Senecio vaginatus
snake plant Snake Plant Nassauvia serpens coastal nassauvia Coastal Nassauvia Nassauvia guadichaudii
button weed Buttonweed Leptinella scariosa almond flower Almond flower Luzruriaga marginata
mouse ear weed Field Mouse Ear Cerastium arvense silvery buttercup Silvery buttercup Hamadryas argentea
cinnamon grass Cinnamon grass Hierochloe redolens Tufted Azorella Azorella monantha
Astelia Soft Camp Bog- Astelia pumila    

Birds likely to be seen on Dwarf Shrub Heath

magellanic snipe Common (Magellan) Snipe Gallinago gallinago/ paraguaiae gentoo penguins Gentoo Penguin Pygocelis papua
upland geese Upland Goose Chloephaga picta black throated finch Black-throated Finch- Melanodera melanodera
long tailed meadowlark robin Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca falklandica rufus chested dotterel Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus
    two banded plover Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus

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