Abstract for CNVC00021

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Pseudotsuga menziesii - Pinus contorta var. contorta / Festuca occidentalis / Niphotrichum canescens - Racomitium lanuginosum - Cladina spp.

Douglas-fir - Shore Pine / Western Fescue / Grey Rock Moss - Hoary Rock Moss - Reindeer Lichen
Douglas de Menzies - Pin tordu côtier / Fétuque de l'Ouest / Racomitre blanchâtre - Racomitre laineux - Cladonie

CNVC00021 is an endemic association that occurs in southwestern coastal British Columbia and southeastern Vancouver Island. It is restricted to crests and steep upper slopes where soils are very shallow and exposed bedrock is present. This low elevation conifer woodland is characterized by scattered, stunted Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and/or shore pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta) - both of variable heights. Salal (Gaultheria shallon) is the most common shrub species. Herb / dwarf shrub cover is sparse, with western fescue (Festuca occidentalis) and Pacific trailing blackberry (Rubus ursinus) being the most consistently occurring species. The moss layer is dominated by rock mosses; grey rock moss (Niphotrichum canescens) and hoary rock moss (Racomitrium lanuginosum).