|IPA Factsheet - Great Orme's Head / Pen y Gogarth|
Site Description The large limestone headland of the Great Orme's Head is an environment little changed since the last Ice Age, and its rich flora still retains its arctic character. It is said to be the finest example of limestone heath in the UK and the shallow soil supports many botanical rarities. It is the only known site of the critically endangered wild cotoneaster.
Botanical Significance Noted for habitat interest. Vascular plant interest of Calcareous grassland. It is the only known site of the critically endangered wild cotoneaster.
General Habitat Description Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies: on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia); European dry heaths