Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows

English name: Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows

Description (English)

Mesophile meso-to eutrophic lowland hay meadows of sub-Atlantic Western Europe, Central Europe, the humid Illyrian region and the Carpathian system, with Arrhenatherum elatius, Alopecurus pratensis, Bromus erectus, Dactylis glomerata, Festuca rubra, Daucus carota, Crepis biennis, Knautia arvensis, Leucanthemum vulgare, Pimpinella major, Trifolium dubium, Geranium pratense, Alchemilla xanthochlora, Campanula patula, Pastinaca sativa, Galium album, Equisetum arvense, Medicago sativa, Picris hieracioides, Sanguisorba officinalis. Vegetation of alliance Arrhenatherion elatioris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.22
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E2.2)
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 Alchemilla xanthochlora
Flowering Plants Alopecurus pratensis
Flowering Plants Arrhenatherum elatius
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Campanula patula
Flowering Plants Crepis biennis
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Daucus carota
Ferns Equisetum arvense
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Galium album
Flowering Plants Geranium pratense
Flowering Plants Knautia arvensis
Flowering Plants Leucanthemum vulgare
Flowering Plants Medicago sativa
Flowering Plants Pastinaca sativa
Flowering Plants Picris hieracioides
Flowering Plants Pimpinella major
Flowering Plants Sanguisorba officinalis
Flowering Plants Trifolium dubium
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alchemilla xanthochlora Flowering Plants
Alopecurus pratensis Flowering Plants
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Campanula patula Flowering Plants
Crepis biennis Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Daucus carota Flowering Plants
Equisetum arvense Ferns
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Galium album Flowering Plants
Geranium pratense Flowering Plants
Knautia arvensis Flowering Plants
Leucanthemum vulgare Flowering Plants
Medicago sativa Flowering Plants
Pastinaca sativa Flowering Plants
Picris hieracioides Flowering Plants
Pimpinella major Flowering Plants
Sanguisorba officinalis Flowering Plants
Trifolium dubium Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.1 False Oatgrass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.3a Viper's grass variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.2.2.3 Oxeye Daisy meadow type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) MG1 Arrhenatherum elatius grassland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.5.1 Prairie de fauche de basse altitude same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T1.1 MEZOFILNÍ OVSÍKOVÉ LOUKY (Mesic Arrhenatherum meadows) narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3521100 Ovsíkové lúky nižinné a podhorské n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E2.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E2.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E3.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 38.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 38.22 Sub-Atlantic lowland hay meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 38.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 38.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 38.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 38.22   same
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