Habitat Annex I Directive hierarchical view > NATURAL AND SEMI-NATURAL GRASSLAND FORMATIONS > Mesophile grasslands > Sub-Mediterranean grasslands of the Molinio-Hordeion secalini

Sub-Mediterranean grasslands of the Molinio-Hordeion secalini

Description (English)

Humid grasslands of the alliance Molinio-Hordeion secalini found alongside karstic rivers and in karstic fields (poljes) in the Dinaric Alps. These humid meadows were traditionally used as extensive pastures and hay meadows and are flooded or very wet in winter and spring, gradually drying throughout the summer. Because of the extreme differences in soil moisture, there is a mix of hygrophilous plants and plants more typical of dry habitats growing together. These wet grasslands occur within a usually dry Mediterranean landscape and often host endemic species including Edraianthus dalmaticus, Succisella petteri and Chouardia litardierei.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 6540)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Good
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this habitat type


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Conservation status

EU conservation status

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Good: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Poor: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Edraianthus dalmaticus
Flowering Plants Succisella petteri
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Edraianthus dalmaticus Flowering Plants
Succisella petteri Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
HR2000891 Croatia Jezero Njivice na Krku Map
HR2000911 Croatia Kolansko blato - Blato Rogoza Map
HR2001259 Croatia Uvala Vlašići - kopno Map
HR2001313 Croatia Srednji tok Cetine s Hrvatačkim i Sinjskim poljem Map
HR2001314 Croatia Izvorišni dio Cetine s Paškim i Vrličkim poljem Map
HR2001325 Croatia Ninski stanovi - livade Map
HR4000006 Croatia Uvala Plemići Map
HR5000025 Croatia Vransko jezero i Jasen Map

Protected sites

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Other resources

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