Atlantic Alopecurus-Sanguisorba grasslands

Description (English)

Lowland mesophile hay meadows of England, characteristic of areas where traditional hay meadow treatment has been applied to seasonally flooded alluvial soils, formed by Alopecurus pratensis, Festuca rubra, Cynosurus cristatus, Lolium perenne, with less abundant or less constant Holcus lanatus, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Dactylis glomerata, Trisetum flavescens, Agrostis stolonifera, Bromus hordeaceus, Arrhenatherum elatius, Deschampsia cespitosa, Festuca arundinacea, with many dicots, among which Sanguisorba officinalis, Filipendula ulmaria, Leontodon spp., Taraxacum spp. are often abundant and Fritillaria meleagris particularly noteworthy.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R2212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Alopecurus pratensis
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Arrhenatherum elatius
Flowering Plants Bromus hordeaceus
Flowering Plants Cynosurus cristatus
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Festuca arundinacea
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Fritillaria meleagris
Flowering Plants Holcus lanatus
Flowering Plants Lolium perenne
Flowering Plants Sanguisorba officinalis
Flowering Plants Trisetum flavescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Alopecurus pratensis Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Bromus hordeaceus Flowering Plants
Cynosurus cristatus Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Festuca arundinacea Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Fritillaria meleagris Flowering Plants
Holcus lanatus Flowering Plants
Lolium perenne Flowering Plants
Sanguisorba officinalis Flowering Plants
Trisetum flavescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E2.212 Atlantic Alopecurus-Sanguisorba grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.212 Atlantic Alopecurus-Sanguisorba grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.212 Atlantic Alopecurus-Sanguisorba grasslands same
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