Nardus stricta swards

Description (English)

Mesophile and xerophile Nardus stricta-dominated or -rich grasslands of Atlantic or sub-Atlantic lowland, collinar and montane regions of northern Europe, middle Europe and western Iberia. Other important species: Festuca rubra, Agrostis capillaris, Agrostis pyrenaica, Avenula versicolor, Campanula alpina and Avenella flexuosa.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1M1
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Avenella flexuosa
Flowering Plants Avenula versicolor
Flowering Plants Campanula alpina
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Avenella flexuosa Flowering Plants
Avenula versicolor Flowering Plants
Campanula alpina Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.71 Nardus stricta swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.211 Mat-grass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.11 Mat-grass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.11 Mat-grass swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.11   same
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