Continental subsaline alluvial pasture and meadow

Description (English)

Subsaline, perennial grassland of river valleys and other depressions in the steppe, forest-steppe, and semi-desert zones. In occurs on terraces and elevations in river valleys where this grassland is flooded for a short period in some years and on non-alluvial soils that are temporarily wet.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R65

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Beckmannia eruciformis
Flowering Plants Dodartia orientalis
Flowering Plants Eryngium planum
Flowering Plants Lythrum virgatum
Flowering Plants Achillea salicifolia
Flowering Plants Inula britannica
Flowering Plants Carex melanostachya
Flowering Plants Glycyrrhiza echinata
Flowering Plants Rorippa brachycarpa
Flowering Plants Ranunculus lateriflorus
Flowering Plants Juncus atratus
Flowering Plants Chaiturus marrubiastrum
Flowering Plants Gratiola officinalis
Flowering Plants Rumex confertus
Flowering Plants Euphorbia esula
Flowering Plants Hierochloe repens
Flowering Plants Carex praecox

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Beckmannia eruciformis Flowering Plants
Dodartia orientalis Flowering Plants
Eryngium planum Flowering Plants
Lythrum virgatum Flowering Plants
Achillea salicifolia Flowering Plants
Inula britannica Flowering Plants
Carex melanostachya Flowering Plants
Glycyrrhiza echinata Flowering Plants
Rorippa brachycarpa Flowering Plants
Ranunculus lateriflorus Flowering Plants
Juncus atratus Flowering Plants
Chaiturus marrubiastrum Flowering Plants
Gratiola officinalis Flowering Plants
Rumex confertus Flowering Plants
Euphorbia esula Flowering Plants
Hierochloe repens Flowering Plants
Carex praecox Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Beckmannia eruciformis
Flowering Plants Elytrigia repens
Flowering Plants Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Eleocharis palustris
Flowering Plants Dodartia orientalis
Flowering Plants Convolvulus arvensis
Flowering Plants Inula britannica
Flowering Plants Eryngium planum
Flowering Plants Lythrum virgatum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia esula
Flowering Plants Glycyrrhiza glabra
Flowering Plants Carex praecox
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis
Flowering Plants Poa palustris
Flowering Plants Lactuca serriola
Flowering Plants Gratiola officinalis
Flowering Plants Carex melanostachya
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis epigejos
Flowering Plants Bromopsis inermis

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Beckmannia eruciformis Flowering Plants
Elytrigia repens Flowering Plants
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Eleocharis palustris Flowering Plants
Dodartia orientalis Flowering Plants
Convolvulus arvensis Flowering Plants
Inula britannica Flowering Plants
Eryngium planum Flowering Plants
Lythrum virgatum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia esula Flowering Plants
Glycyrrhiza glabra Flowering Plants
Carex praecox Flowering Plants
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants
Poa palustris Flowering Plants
Lactuca serriola Flowering Plants
Gratiola officinalis Flowering Plants
Carex melanostachya Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis epigejos Flowering Plants
Bromopsis inermis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Beckmannia eruciformis

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Beckmannia eruciformis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Not available
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