EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > V - Vegetated man-made habitats > V1 - Arable land and market gardens > V15 - Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land

Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land

Description (English)

Fields abandoned or left to rest, and other interstitial spaces on disturbed ground. Set-aside or abandoned arable land with forbs planted for purposes of soil protection, stabilisation, fertilisation or reclamation. Abandoned fields are colonised by numerous pioneer, introduced or nitrophilous plants. They provide habitats that can be used by animals of open spaces.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code V15

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Fallopia convolvulus
Flowering Plants Viola arvensis
Flowering Plants Veronica persica
Flowering Plants Capsella bursa-pastoris
Flowering Plants Stellaria media
Flowering Plants Chenopodium album
Flowering Plants Papaver rhoeas
Flowering Plants Myosotis arvensis
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Cyanus segetum
Flowering Plants Ranunculus arvensis
Flowering Plants Thlaspi arvense
Flowering Plants Lamium purpureum
Flowering Plants Cirsium arvense
Flowering Plants Convolvulus arvensis
Flowering Plants Sinapis arvensis

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
Fallopia convolvulus Flowering Plants
Viola arvensis Flowering Plants
Veronica persica Flowering Plants
Capsella bursa-pastoris Flowering Plants
Stellaria media Flowering Plants
Chenopodium album Flowering Plants
Papaver rhoeas Flowering Plants
Myosotis arvensis Flowering Plants
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Cyanus segetum Flowering Plants
Ranunculus arvensis Flowering Plants
Thlaspi arvense Flowering Plants
Lamium purpureum Flowering Plants
Cirsium arvense Flowering Plants
Convolvulus arvensis Flowering Plants
Sinapis arvensis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Chenopodium album
Flowering Plants Stellaria media
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Capsella bursa-pastoris
Flowering Plants Convolvulus arvensis
Flowering Plants Fallopia convolvulus
Flowering Plants Cirsium arvense
Flowering Plants Viola arvensis
Flowering Plants Elytrigia repens
Flowering Plants Veronica persica
Flowering Plants Tripleurospermum maritimum
Flowering Plants Papaver rhoeas
Flowering Plants Anagallis arvensis
Flowering Plants Myosotis arvensis
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Vicia sativa
Flowering Plants Plantago major
Flowering Plants Persicaria lapathifolia

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
Chenopodium album Flowering Plants
Stellaria media Flowering Plants
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Capsella bursa-pastoris Flowering Plants
Convolvulus arvensis Flowering Plants
Fallopia convolvulus Flowering Plants
Cirsium arvense Flowering Plants
Viola arvensis Flowering Plants
Elytrigia repens Flowering Plants
Veronica persica Flowering Plants
Tripleurospermum maritimum Flowering Plants
Papaver rhoeas Flowering Plants
Anagallis arvensis Flowering Plants
Myosotis arvensis Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Vicia sativa Flowering Plants
Plantago major Flowering Plants
Persicaria lapathifolia Flowering Plants

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

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) I1.5 Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 I1.5 Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 I1.5 Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 I1.5 Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 I1.5 Bare tilled, fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 I1.5 Fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 I1.6 Fallow or recently abandoned arable land same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 87 Fallow land, waste places same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 87 Fallow land, waste places same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 87   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 87   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 87   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 87   same
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