British heavy metal grasslands

Description (English)

Formations, in particular of Wales and the Pennines, developed in the vicinity of former mining operations or on river gravels, with Minuartia verna, Thlaspi caerulescens, Armeria maritima, Viola lutea, Festuca ovina s.l., Festuca rubra s.l., Agrostis capillaris (Agrostis tenuis).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R1S11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria maritima
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Minuartia verna
Flowering Plants Thlaspi caerulescens
Flowering Plants Viola lutea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria maritima Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Minuartia verna Flowering Plants
Thlaspi caerulescens Flowering Plants
Viola lutea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.B11 British heavy metal 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.B11 British heavy metal grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.B11 British heavy metal grasslands same
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