The Central Lüß Plateau Heathland are a nature reserve within the Südheide Nature Park with a total area of about 293 hectares . They were placed under protection in 1995 and consist of three physically separate areas of land: the Misselhorn Heath , the Schillohsberg Heath and the Weesener Weg Heathland . The region referred to as Heathland and Rough Pasture in the Südheide with an area of 278.3 hectares was also declared as Special Area of Conservation No. 277. The conservation agency responsible is the district of Celle.
The Misselhorn Heath, with a section that is known as the Tiefental, has an area of about 209 hectares . It begins 2 km east of Hermannsburg and consists predominantly of heath. These are almost exclusively covered by the common heather . Only occasionally, in the wetter locations, is the cross-leaved heath also found. bladderworts , an endangered genus of carnivorous plants that occur in fresh water and wet soil, are found in several, smaller, boggy or wet locations, as is the spoonleaf sundew , another protected carnivorous plant. Other plants found here include the protected common lousewort , which is on the red list of endangered vascular plants in Germany, and the rare marsh gentian . Cottongrass is also found very occasionally in these reserves.
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