Perennial open siliceous grassland

Description (English)

Open or semi-open grasslands of fixed sands and dry ground of Atlantic and sub-Atlantic Europe dominated by perennial grasses such as Agrostis capillaris, Agrostis vinealis, Agrostis delicatula, Agrostis durieui, Agrostis castellana, Poa angustifolia, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca filiformis, Corynephorus canescens, Calamagrostis epigejos or Carex arenaria, usually succeeding to formations of unit R1P1 or R1Q1 and constituting a transition towards closed grasslands of unit E1.7 (of EUNIS 2012 narrower than R1M).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1P2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Agrostis castellana
Flowering Plants Agrostis delicatula
Flowering Plants Agrostis durieui
Flowering Plants Agrostis vinealis
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis epigejos
Flowering Plants Carex arenaria
Flowering Plants Corynephorus canescens
Flowering Plants Poa angustifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Agrostis castellana Flowering Plants
Agrostis delicatula Flowering Plants
Agrostis durieui Flowering Plants
Agrostis vinealis Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis epigejos Flowering Plants
Carex arenaria Flowering Plants
Corynephorus canescens Flowering Plants
Poa angustifolia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.92 Perennial open siliceous grassland same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.92 Perennial open siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.92 Perennial open siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.92 Perennial open siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E1.92 Perennial open siliceous grassland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E1.92 Perennial open siliceous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E1.222 Perennial open siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 35.22 Perennial open siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 35.22 Perennial open siliceous grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 35.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 35.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 35.22   same
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