Medio-European submontane hay meadows

English name: Medio-European submontane hay meadows

Description (English)

Mesophile grasslands of middle European Hercynian hills, of the middle elevations of the greater Hercynian ranges, the Jura, the pre-Alps, the Dinarides, the Pelagonides, the Carpathians, the Pyrenees, the mountains of the northwestern Iberian peninsula, intermediate between the lowland meadows of unit E2.22 and the montane meadows of unit E2.3. Vegetation of alliance Arrhenatherion elatioris, and association Arrhenatheretum elatioris. Arrhenatherum elatius is the dominant species, while Pastinaca sativa, Trifolium dubium, Knautia arvensis and Crepis biennis often occur.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.23
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 Arrhenatherum elatius
Flowering Plants Crepis biennis
Flowering Plants Knautia arvensis
Flowering Plants Pastinaca sativa
Flowering Plants Trifolium dubium
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Crepis biennis Flowering Plants
Knautia arvensis Flowering Plants
Pastinaca sativa Flowering Plants
Trifolium dubium Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.5.2 Prairie de fauche de montagne overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.5.1 Prairie de fauche de basse altitude overlap
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T1.1 MEZOFILNÍ OVSÍKOVÉ LOUKY (Mesic Arrhenatherum meadows) narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3521200 Ovsíkové a trojštetové lúky podhorské a horské n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E2.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E2.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E3.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 38.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 38.23 Medio-European submontane hay meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 38.23   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 38.23   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 38.23   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 38.23   same
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