Northern boreal Festuca grasslands

Description (English)

Herb-rich grasslands, 20-40 cm tall, developed on sandy soils, often on inundatable terrain, under cold-temperate climates, characteristic of the northern boreal zone of Fennoscandia and northwestern Russia, extending locally in the middle boreal zone of eastern Sweden and Finland and in the alpine and arcto-alpine zones of the Caledonian chains of Scandinavia, dominated by Festuca ovina with a cort

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R2163

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.7223 Northern boreal 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 E1.7223 Northern boreal Festuca grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.7223 Northern boreal Festuca grasslands same
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