Fenno-Scandian Avenula pratensis-Festuca rubra grasslands

Description (English)

Dry or mesophile calcareous grasslands of subarctic affinities, limited to the continental middle boreal zone of lowland Sweden and northern Finland and to the middle boreal and arcto-alpine zones of the Scandinavian mountains; dominated by Festuca rubra, with Botrychium boreale, Botrychium lanceolatum, Botrychium lunaria, Carex brunnescens, Carex ericetorum, Cerastium alpinum, Erigeron borealis, Galium boreale, Gentiana nivalis, Gentianella amarella, Gentianella campestris, Gentianella tenella, Poa glauca, Primula scandinavica, Primula striata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R2165

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Botrychium boreale
Ferns Botrychium lanceolatum
Ferns Botrychium lunaria
Flowering Plants Carex brunnescens
Flowering Plants Carex ericetorum
Flowering Plants Cerastium alpinum
Flowering Plants Erigeron borealis
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Galium boreale
Flowering Plants Gentianella amarella
Flowering Plants Gentianella campestris
Flowering Plants Gentianella tenella
Flowering Plants Poa glauca
Flowering Plants Primula scandinavica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Botrychium boreale Ferns
Botrychium lanceolatum Ferns
Botrychium lunaria Ferns
Carex brunnescens Flowering Plants
Carex ericetorum Flowering Plants
Cerastium alpinum Flowering Plants
Erigeron borealis Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Galium boreale Flowering Plants
Gentianella amarella Flowering Plants
Gentianella campestris Flowering Plants
Gentianella tenella Flowering Plants
Poa glauca Flowering Plants
Primula scandinavica Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.7225 Fenno-Scandian Avenula pratensis-Festuca rubra grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.7225 Fenno-Scandian Avenula pratensis-Festuca rubra grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.7225 Fenno-Scandian Avenula pratensis-Festuca rubra grasslands same
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