Calcareous Grassland (Unimproved and
Species-rich grassland occurring on limestone
that has not been ploughed, re-seeded, or
modified by the addition of fertilizer. This
form of grassland tends to be much more
diverse in grasses and plants than acidic
grassland. A very large proportion of good
quality calcareous grassland in Staffordshire
lies in the Peak District National Park.
blue, dark green fritillary.
carpet, cistus forester.
gentian, bee orchid, cowslip, hoary
courtesy of the Staffordshire Biodiversity
Action Plan and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (SWT).
The action plan can be viewed in its entirety
on the SWT website:
© Staffordshire Biodiversity Action Plan (SBAP)