Southern rusty sedge grasslands

Description (English)

Mesophile, flower-rich grasslands of the subalpine and lower alpine levels of the southern and southeastern outer Alps of Italy, Austria and Slovenia, including the Insubrian and Garda Alps, the Dolomites, the Venetian and Carnic Alps, the Karawanken, the Julian and Steiner Alps, usually dominated by Carex ferruginea, Carex austroalpina or Carex sempervirens with, in particular, Horminum pyrenaicum, Pedicularis gyroflexa, Pedicularis foliosa, Knautia transalpina, Astrantia major, Asphodelus albus, Traunsteinera globosa and many composites and peas.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R4413

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Asphodelus albus
Flowering Plants Astrantia major
Flowering Plants Carex ferruginea
Flowering Plants Carex sempervirens
Flowering Plants Horminum pyrenaicum
Flowering Plants Knautia transalpina
Flowering Plants Pedicularis foliosa
Flowering Plants Pedicularis gyroflexa
Flowering Plants Traunsteinera globosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Asphodelus albus Flowering Plants
Astrantia major Flowering Plants
Carex ferruginea Flowering Plants
Carex sempervirens Flowering Plants
Horminum pyrenaicum Flowering Plants
Knautia transalpina Flowering Plants
Pedicularis foliosa Flowering Plants
Pedicularis gyroflexa Flowering Plants
Traunsteinera globosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.413 Southern rusty 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 E4.413 Southern rusty sedge grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.413 Southern rusty sedge grasslands same
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