Mesophile evergreen sedge grasslands

Description (English)

Mesophile grasslands of the northern, central and southwestern Alps and of the Pyrenees, occupying gentle shaded slopes (ubac) and humid flats on deep, often slightly acid, soils over calcareous substrates, with Sesleria albicans, Carex sempervirens, Helictotrichon montanum, Arenaria ciliata, Draba aizoides, Globularia nana, Geranium cinereum, Ranunculus gouanii, Ranunculus thora, Primula elatior ssp. intricata, Oxytropis triflora, Trifolium thalii, Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. pyrenaica, Alchemilla plicatula (Alchemilla asterophylla), Adonis pyrenaica, Horminum pyrenaicum, Geum pyrenaicum, Bartsia spicata, Bartsia alpina, Scabiosa cinerea, Leuzea centauroides (Rhaponticum cynaroides), Fritillaria delphinensis, Fritillaria burnatii, Crocus vernus, Bulbocodium vernum, Carex tendae, Salix pyrenaica.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R4411

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arenaria ciliata
Flowering Plants Carex sempervirens
Flowering Plants Draba aizoides
Flowering Plants Geranium cinereum
Flowering Plants Globularia nana
Flowering Plants Helictotrichon montanum
Flowering Plants Primula elatior
Flowering Plants Ranunculus gouanii
Flowering Plants Ranunculus thora
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arenaria ciliata Flowering Plants
Carex sempervirens Flowering Plants
Draba aizoides Flowering Plants
Geranium cinereum Flowering Plants
Globularia nana Flowering Plants
Helictotrichon montanum Flowering Plants
Primula elatior Flowering Plants
Ranunculus gouanii Flowering Plants
Ranunculus thora Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.411 Mesophile evergreen sedge grasslands same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.411 Mesophile evergreen sedge grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.411 Mesophile evergreen sedge grasslands same
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