Dwarf annual siliceous grassland

English name: Dwarf annual siliceous grassland

Description (English)

Pioneer formations of typically dwarf annuals, often ephemeral and of very limited extent, characteristic in particular of fixed sands, of Atlantic, sub-Atlantic and supra-Mediterranean Europe, with Aira caryophyllea, Aira praecox, Micropyrum tenellum (Nardurus lachenalii), Vulpia bromoides, Vulpia myuros, Trisetum ovatum, Filago arvensis, Filago gallica, Filago lutescens, Filago minima, Filago pyramidata, Filago vulgaris, Spergula morisonii, Hypochoeris glabra, Evax carpetana, Moenchia erecta, Scleranthus polycarpos, Teesdalia nudicaulis, Myosotis discolor, Myosotis stricta, Linaria elegans, Linaria amethystea, Sedum lagascae, Sedum pedicellatum, Ornithopus perpusillus, Trifolium striatum, Trifolium arvense, Trifolium dubium, Trifolium campestre, Trifolium micranthum, Tuberaria guttata; typical former crop-following species also find a refuge in these communities.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.91
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.9)
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 Aira caryophyllea
Flowering Plants Aira praecox
Flowering Plants Evax carpetana
Flowering Plants Filago arvensis
Flowering Plants Filago gallica
Flowering Plants Filago lutescens
Flowering Plants Filago minima
Flowering Plants Filago pyramidata
Flowering Plants Filago vulgaris
Flowering Plants Hypochoeris glabra
Flowering Plants Linaria amethystea
Flowering Plants Linaria elegans
Flowering Plants Micropyrum tenellum
Flowering Plants Moenchia erecta
Flowering Plants Myosotis discolor
Flowering Plants Myosotis stricta
Flowering Plants Nardurus lachenalii
Flowering Plants Ornithopus perpusillus
Flowering Plants Scleranthus polycarpos
Flowering Plants Sedum lagascae
Flowering Plants Sedum pedicellatum
Flowering Plants Spergula morisonii
Flowering Plants Teesdalia nudicaulis
Flowering Plants Trifolium arvense
Flowering Plants Trifolium campestre
Flowering Plants Trifolium dubium
Flowering Plants Trifolium micranthum
Flowering Plants Trifolium striatum
Flowering Plants Trisetum ovatum
Flowering Plants Tuberaria guttata
Flowering Plants Vulpia bromoides
Flowering Plants Vulpia myuros
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aira caryophyllea Flowering Plants
Aira praecox Flowering Plants
Evax carpetana Flowering Plants
Filago arvensis Flowering Plants
Filago gallica Flowering Plants
Filago lutescens Flowering Plants
Filago minima Flowering Plants
Filago pyramidata Flowering Plants
Filago vulgaris Flowering Plants
Hypochoeris glabra Flowering Plants
Linaria amethystea Flowering Plants
Linaria elegans Flowering Plants
Micropyrum tenellum Flowering Plants
Moenchia erecta Flowering Plants
Myosotis discolor Flowering Plants
Myosotis stricta Flowering Plants
Nardurus lachenalii Flowering Plants
Ornithopus perpusillus Flowering Plants
Scleranthus polycarpos Flowering Plants
Sedum lagascae Flowering Plants
Sedum pedicellatum Flowering Plants
Spergula morisonii Flowering Plants
Teesdalia nudicaulis Flowering Plants
Trifolium arvense Flowering Plants
Trifolium campestre Flowering Plants
Trifolium dubium Flowering Plants
Trifolium micranthum Flowering Plants
Trifolium striatum Flowering Plants
Trisetum ovatum Flowering Plants
Tuberaria guttata Flowering Plants
Vulpia bromoides Flowering Plants
Vulpia myuros Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.21 Dwarf annual siliceous grasslands source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.1.3 Végétation des dalles siliceuses de basse altitude same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T5.1 JEDNOLETÁ VEGETACE PÍSČIN (Annual vegetation of sand dunes) wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.91 Dwarf annual siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.91 Dwarf annual siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.91 Dwarf annual siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.91 Dwarf annual siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.91 Dwarf annual siliceous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.221 Dwarf annual siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.21 Dwarf annual siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.21 Dwarf annual siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.21   same
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