Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands

Description (English)

Lowland mesophile hay meadows of the British Isles and western France rich in, or dominated by Arrhenatherum elatius accompanied by Dactylis glomerata and Holcus lanatus with Centaurea debeauxii ssp. nemoralis (Centaurea nigra, Centaurea nemoralis), Rhinanthus lanceolatus, Oenanthe pimpinelloides, Gaudinia fragilis, Linum bienne, Brachypodium pinnatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R2211

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arrhenatherum elatius
Flowering Plants Centaurea debeauxii
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Holcus lanatus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Centaurea debeauxii Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Holcus lanatus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E2.211 Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.211 Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.211 Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands same
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