VegBank Data Dictionary

Table (DB Name)observation
Field Nonvascular Cover
DB Field Name nonvascularCover
Req'd? no
Data Type Float
Misc Flag n/a
List? no
Definition Total cover of the nonvascular layer in percent. Also referred to as moss, bryoid, or ground stratum. Defined entirely by mosses, lichens, liverworts, and alga. Ground-creeping vines, prostrate shrubs and herbs should be treated in the herb stratum. Where herbs are entirely absent, it is still possible to recognize this stratum if other very low woody or semi-woody life forms are present.