Blue moorgrass-evergreen sedge swards

Description (English)

Xero-thermophile stepped or garland, species-rich grasslands of the alpine and subalpine levels of the northern and southeastern Alps, and locally, of the Jura, on slopes with shallow soil and snowcover of short duration, with Sesleria albicans, Carex sempervirens, Carex humilis, Gentiana favratii, Helianthemum alpestre, Helianthemum nummularium ssp. grandiflorum, Phyteuma orbiculare, Leontopodium alpinum, Pedicularis rostratocapitata, Pedicularis verticillata, Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. alpestris, Ranunculus thora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R4431

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Carex sempervirens
Flowering Plants Gentiana favratii
Flowering Plants Helianthemum alpestre
Flowering Plants Helianthemum nummularium
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Carex sempervirens Flowering Plants
Gentiana favratii Flowering Plants
Helianthemum alpestre Flowering Plants
Helianthemum nummularium Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E4.431 Blue moorgrass-evergreen sedge swards same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.431 Blue moorgrass-evergreen sedge swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.431 Blue moorgrass-evergreen sedge swards same
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