|IPA Factsheet - Cadair Idris|
Site Description This towering mountain area contains some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Wales and is home to a range of upland plant communities.
Botanical Significance Noted for vascular, habitat and bryophyte interest. Euphrasia hotspot. Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation; Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the IsoŽto-Nanojuncetea; Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation; Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani).
General Habitat Description Cliffs and rocky outcrops support lichens, bryophytes and vascular plants, and there are mountain lakes, areas of grass with an endemic eyebright species, heathland, mire and moss and liverwort and lichen-rich Sessile Oak woodland