Juncus acutiflorus meadows

Description (English)

Humid meadows of Atlantic and sub-Atlantic Europe dominated by, or rich in, Juncus acutiflorus. They are floristically and phytosociologically very varied and many are as related to the oligotrophic Molinion communities of unit E3.5 (of EUNIS 2012 wider than R37) as to the more eutrophic Calthion ones of unit E3.41 (of EUNIS 2012 split in R351 and R361). Sharp-flowered rush meadows are particularly characteristic of the oceanic and suboceanic regions of the western seaboard of Europe from northwestern Iberia to the Low Countries, extending locally in Hercynian ranges to the Harz and the Bohemian Quadrangle and in small sub-Atlantic enclaves of the Germano-Baltic plains to eastern Germany and Poland.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R352

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Juncus acutiflorus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Juncus acutiflorus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E3.42 Juncus acutiflorus meadows same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.42 Juncus acutiflorus meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.42 Juncus acutiflorus meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E3.42 Juncus acutiflorus meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E3.42 Juncus acutiflorus meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E3.43 Juncus acutiflorus meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E2.46 Sharp-flowered rush meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 37.22 Sharp-flowered rush meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 37.22 Sharp-flowered rush meadows same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 37.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 37.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 37.22   same
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