|Scientific name||Rubus fruticosus agg. – Holcus lanatus wayside community|
|Common name||Bramble – Yorkshire-fog wayside community|
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This is a variable community in which Rubus fruticosus agg., Holcus lanatus and Agrostis stolonifera are the only constant species. Frequent species include other plants of rather rank grassland, such as Dactylis glomerata, Arrhenatherum elatius, Potentilla anserina, Plantago lanceolata and Ranunculus repens. Trifolium repens is also frequent here but produces sparse cover. There are a large number of typically mesotrophic species that are occasional companions.
This is a lowland community on fairly neutral soils of waysides, field margins, rank verges and abandoned fields, which are in the process of transitioning from grassland to scrub.
No sub-communities are described.
This community has some affinity with the GL3C Festuca rubra – Plantago lanceolata grassland, from which it may be derived, but differs in the abundance of Rubus fruticosus agg. and the relative scarcity of meadow species such as Festuca rubra, Cynosurus cristatus, Trifolium pratense and Centaurea nigra.
Vegetation corresponding to this community is typically of relatively low conservation value.
This community generally reflects an abandonment of grazing or mowing practices.