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What is a Machair Habitat?

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MACHAIR

The machair habitat refers to a fertile low-lying grassy plain found on some of the north-west coastlines of Ireland and Scotland (in particular the Outer Hebrides).

Machair is a Gaelic word meaning “fertile plain”, but the word is now also used in scientific literature to describe the dune grassland unique to Western Scotland and north-west Ireland.

Machairs have received considerable ecological and conservational attention, chiefly because of their unique ecosystems.

 


Machair Grass

 

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