Nardus stricta swards

English name: Mat-grass swards

Description (English)

Mesophile and xerophile Nardus stricta-dominated or -rich grasslands of Atlantic or sub-Atlantic lowland, collinar and montane regions of northern Europe, middle Europe and western Iberia. Other important species: Festuca rubra, Agrostis capillaris, Agrostis pyrenaica, Avenula versicolor, Campanula alpina and Avenella flexuosa.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.71
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.11 Mat-grass swards source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.3.3 Mat grass heath type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) U5 Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.1.1 Lande subatlantique sèche wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T2.2 HORSKÉ SMILKOVÉ TRÁVNÍKY S ALPÍNSKÝMI DRUHY (Montane Nardus grasslands with alpine species) not defined
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T2.3 PODHORSKÉ A HORSKÉ SMILKOVÉ TRÁVNÍKY (Submontane and montane Nardus grasslands) overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.211 Mat-grass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.11 Mat-grass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.11 Mat-grass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.11   same
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