Agrostis - Festuca grassland

English name: Bent - fescue grassland

Description (English)

Closed mesophile or dry grasslands of the nemoral and boreal zones of Atlantic or sub-Atlantic lowland, collinar and montane regions of Europe formed by Agrostis spp. and Festuca spp., in association with other grasses such as Anthoxanthum odoratum, Hierochloe odorata, Deschampsia flexuosa, Danthonia decumbens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.72
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Danthonia decumbens
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Hierochloe odorata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Danthonia decumbens Flowering Plants
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Hierochloe odorata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.12 Agrostis-Festuca grasslands source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.3.2 Common Bent heath type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.3.2a Sheep's Fescue heath variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.5 Northern Sheep's Fescue meadow type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.2a Common Bent meadow type, subalpine variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.2 Sheep's Fescue dry meadow type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.6 Northern Red Fescue meadow type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.2b Sweet Vernal grass-Holy grass variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.2 Common Bent meadow type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.2c Pignut variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.1.3a Dry meadow type rich in herbs, poor Red Fescue variant n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) U4 Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) CG11 Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Alchemilla alpina grass-heath narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) U3 Agrostis curtisii grassland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.3.5 Pâturage maigre acide overlap
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T2.2 HORSKÉ SMILKOVÉ TRÁVNÍKY S ALPÍNSKÝMI DRUHY (Montane Nardus grasslands with alpine species) not defined
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.72 Agrostis - Festuca grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.72 Agrostis - Festuca grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.72 Agrostis - Festuca grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.72 Agrostis - Festuca grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.72 Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.212 Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.12 Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.12 Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.12   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.12   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.12   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 35.12   same
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