Greenan Lough includes open water, reedbeds and a range of associated vegetation types, including notable fen communities and species. Adjoining areas of grassland and scrub woodland provide additional habitat diversity.
The open waters of the lough contain a variety of aquatic plant species. Typical shoreline species include shoreweed and water Lobelia. The swamp vegetation is dominated by bottle sedge with associated herbs and grasses. In addition, localised stands of common club-rush and common reed have developed along the shore.
In places, the swamp merges into a sparse carr woodland of alder and grey willow. Notable fen species include many-stalked spike-rush, blunt-flowered rush, floating club-rush, fen bedstraw and marsh St Johns-wort.
- ASSI Guidance for Public Bodies/Competent Authorities
- Coastal Areas of Special Scientific Interest
- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
- Management of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Ramsar sites
- Portrush Coastal Zone
- Special Areas of Conservation
- Special Areas of Conservation for Harbour porpoise
- Special Protection Areas