Southern Britannic Xerobromion grasslands

Description (English)

Very dry calcicolous grasslands of southwestern England, restricted to very limited stations on the Carboniferous Limestones of the southern Mendips and on the Devonian Limestones of Tor Bay, with Festuca ovina, Koeleria vallesiana, Carex humilis, Helianthemum apenninum, Sanguisorba minor, Thymus praecox, Hieracium pilosella, Plantago lanceolata, Scilla autumnalis, Euphorbia portlandica, Inula conyza, Sedum forsteranum, Trinia glauca.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1A41

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Euphorbia portlandica
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Helianthemum apenninum
Flowering Plants Hieracium pilosella
Flowering Plants Inula conyza
Flowering Plants Koeleria vallesiana
Flowering Plants Plantago lanceolata
Flowering Plants Sanguisorba minor
Flowering Plants Scilla autumnalis
Flowering Plants Sedum forsteranum
Flowering Plants Thymus praecox
Flowering Plants Trinia glauca
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Euphorbia portlandica Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Helianthemum apenninum Flowering Plants
Hieracium pilosella Flowering Plants
Inula conyza Flowering Plants
Koeleria vallesiana Flowering Plants
Plantago lanceolata Flowering Plants
Sanguisorba minor Flowering Plants
Scilla autumnalis Flowering Plants
Sedum forsteranum Flowering Plants
Thymus praecox Flowering Plants
Trinia glauca Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.271 Southern Britannic Xerobromion grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.271 Southern Britannic Xerobromion grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.271 Southern Britannic Xerobromion grasslands same
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