Vecto-Cambrian Festuca-Carlina grasslands

Description (English)

Dry calcicolous grasslands of Carboniferous Limestone outcrops of Wales and the Mendips, extending locally to hard Chalk formations of the Isle of Wight and of the neighbouring southern English mainland, with Festuca ovina, Koeleria macrantha, Carex flacca, Briza media, Avenula pubescens, Avenula pratensis, Festuca rubra, Carlina vulgaris, Sanguisorba minor, Thymus praecox, Hieracium pilosella, Lotus corniculatus, Plantago lanceolata, Helianthemum nummularium, Helianthemum canum, Scilla verna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1A315

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.2615 Vecto-Cambrian Festuca-Carlina grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2615 Vecto-Cambrian Festuca-Carlina grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2615 Vecto-Cambrian Festuca-Carlina grasslands same
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