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EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens

Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens

English name: Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens

Description (English)

Non-coastal land which is dry or only seasonally wet (with the water table at or above ground level for less than half of the year) with greater than 30% vegetation cover. The vegetation is dominated by grasses and other non-woody plants, including mosses, macrolichens, ferns, sedges and herbs. Includes semiarid steppes with scattered Artemisia scrub. Includes successional weedy vegetation and managed grasslands such as recreation fields and lawns. Excludes regularly tilled habitats (I1) dominated by cultivated herbaceous vegetation such as arable fields.

Quick facts

  • EUNIS habitat type (code E)

Vegetation types

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Other classifications

Relationships with other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 3 Scrub and grassland wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B Grassland and marsh overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4 Pelouses, prairies narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3520000 Lúky n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3500000 Lúky a pasienky n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3400000 Xerotermné travinno-bylinné biotopy n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E Grassland and tall forb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E Grassland and tall forb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E Grassland and tall forb habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E Grassland habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E Grassland habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 3 Part of Scrub and grassland narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 3 Part of Scrub and grassland narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 3   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 3   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 3   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 3   narrower
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