EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > E2 - Mesic grasslands > E2.1 - Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows

Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows

English name: Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows

Description (English)

Regularly grazed mesotrophic pastures of Europe, fertilised and on well-drained soils, with Lolium perenne, Cynosurus cristatus, Poa spp., Festuca spp., Trifolium repens, Leontodon autumnalis, Bellis perennis, Ranunculus repens, Ranunculus acris, Cardamine pratensis, Deschampsia cespitosa; they are most characteristic of the nemoral and boreonemoral zones Europe, but extend to the Cordillera Central, the Apennines and the supra-Mediterranean zone of the Balkan peninsula and Greece.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.1
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 Bellis perennis
Flowering Plants Cardamine pratensis
Flowering Plants Cynosurus cristatus
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Leontodon autumnalis
Flowering Plants Lolium perenne
Flowering Plants Ranunculus acris
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Trifolium repens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bellis perennis Flowering Plants
Cardamine pratensis Flowering Plants
Cynosurus cristatus Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Leontodon autumnalis Flowering Plants
Lolium perenne Flowering Plants
Ranunculus acris Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Trifolium repens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.1 Mesophile pastures same
CORINE Land Cover 2.3.1. Pastures n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B22 Neutral grassland: semi-improved not defined
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B21 Neutral grassland: unimproved overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 6 Neutral grassland wider
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 10 Lowland meadows overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) MG4 Alopecurus pratensis-Sanguisorba officinalis grassland narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.5.3 Pâturage de basse et moyenne altitude same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 T1.3 POHÁŇKOVÉ PASTVINY (Cynosurus pastures) same
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3510000 Pasienky n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3512300 Živné pasienky horské n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3512400 Nízkostebelné vysohohorské pasienky n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3512000 Vlhké a mezofilé pasienky n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 3521400 Chudobné podhorské a horské lúky n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.1 Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.1 Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E2.1 Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E2.1 Permanent mesotrophic pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.1 Permanent mesotrophic lowland pastures and aftermath-grazed meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E3.1 Permanent mesotrophic lowland pasture and aftermath-grazed meadow same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 38.1 Mesophile pastures same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 38.1 Mesophile pastures same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 38.1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 38.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 38.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 38.1   same
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