Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae)

Salt meadows (or saltmarshes) are uncommon in the South West and the saltmarshes of the Tamar are of national importance. They’re also regionally important for species such as wading birds, that are reliant on this habitat.  The Tamar boasts the only population of the triangular club rush (Schoenoplectus triqueter) in the UK. Areas of saltmarsh can be found at the borders of the mudflats along the Tamar, Tavy, St John’s Lake and particularly the Lynher.

Designated as a feature of the Special Area of Conservation (SAC)