Boreo-subalpine Agrostis grasslands

Description (English)

Relatively short grasslands of lower mountain slopes of northern Scandinavia and of lowlands and hills of Iceland dominated by Agrostis capillaris or Anthoxanthum odoratum, with Polygonum viviparum (Bistorta vivipara) and Carex bigelowii. These grasslands are strongly influenced by, and perhaps entirely dependent on, grazing or mowing.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R2161

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Carex bigelowii
Flowering Plants Polygonum viviparum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Carex bigelowii Flowering Plants
Polygonum viviparum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.7221 Boreo-subalpine Agrostis grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.7221 Boreo-subalpine Agrostis grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.7221 Boreo-subalpine Agrostis grasslands same
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