Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae)
Perennial pioneer grasslands of coastal salt muds, formed by Spartina or similar grasses.
Pal. 15.21 - Flat-leaved cordgrass swards: perennial pioneer grasslands of coastal salt muds, dominated by flat-leaved Spartina maritima, Spartina townsendii, Spartina anglica, Spartina alterniflora.
Pal. 15.22 - Rush-leaved cordgrass swards: perennial pioneer grasslands of southern Iberian coastal salt muds, dominated by the junciform-leaved Spartina densiflora.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 1320)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Atlantic - Bad|
|Continental - Bad|
|Macaronesian - Poor|
|Mediterranean - Bad|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||150 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Spartina alterniflora||Flowering Plants|
|Spartina anglica||Flowering Plants|
|Spartina densiflora||Flowering Plants|
|Spartina maritima||Flowering Plants|
|Spartina townsendii||Flowering Plants|