Boreo-arctic Agrostis-Festuca grasslands

Description (English)

Grasslands of subarctic affinities of the northern boreal and middle boreal zones of northern Scandinavia and northwestern Russia, of the alpine and arcto-alpine zones of the Caledonian chains of Scandinavia and of lowlands and hills of Iceland, composed of Festuca spp., Agrostis capillaris, with Anthoxanthum odoratum, other grass species, often with Polygonum viviparum and other herbs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R216
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 Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Polygonum viviparum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Polygonum viviparum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.722 Boreo-arctic Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.722 Boreo-arctic Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.722 Boreo-arctic Agrostis-Festuca grasslands same
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