Trampled xeric grasslands with annuals

Description (English)

Low annual grassland on dry and warm trampled localities, for example, the communities of the alliance Polygono-Coronopodion with Cynodon dactylon, Eragrostis minor, Herniaria glabra, Herniaria hirsuta, Juncus tenuis, Lepidium coronopus, Lepidium ruderale, Lolium perenne, Matricaria discoidea, Plantago lanceolata, Plantago major, Poa annua agg. and Polygonum arenastrum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code V34

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Digitaria sanguinalis
Flowering Plants Eragrostis minor
Flowering Plants Portulaca oleracea
Flowering Plants Sclerochloa dura
Flowering Plants Setaria verticillata
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Cynodon dactylon
Flowering Plants Euphorbia maculata
Flowering Plants Heliotropium europaeum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia chamaesyce
Flowering Plants Eleusine indica

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
Digitaria sanguinalis Flowering Plants
Eragrostis minor Flowering Plants
Portulaca oleracea Flowering Plants
Sclerochloa dura Flowering Plants
Setaria verticillata Flowering Plants
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Cynodon dactylon Flowering Plants
Euphorbia maculata Flowering Plants
Heliotropium europaeum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia chamaesyce Flowering Plants
Eleusine indica Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Cynodon dactylon
Flowering Plants Digitaria sanguinalis
Flowering Plants Chenopodium album
Flowering Plants Portulaca oleracea
Flowering Plants Eragrostis minor
Flowering Plants Convolvulus arvensis
Flowering Plants Plantago coronopus
Flowering Plants Erigeron canadensis
Flowering Plants Lolium perenne
Flowering Plants Capsella bursa-pastoris
Flowering Plants Amaranthus retroflexus
Flowering Plants Setaria viridis
Flowering Plants Plantago major
Flowering Plants Setaria pumila
Flowering Plants Sclerochloa dura
Flowering Plants Plantago lanceolata
Flowering Plants Echinochloa crus-galli

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
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Cynodon dactylon Flowering Plants
Digitaria sanguinalis Flowering Plants
Chenopodium album Flowering Plants
Portulaca oleracea Flowering Plants
Eragrostis minor Flowering Plants
Convolvulus arvensis Flowering Plants
Plantago coronopus Flowering Plants
Erigeron canadensis Flowering Plants
Lolium perenne Flowering Plants
Capsella bursa-pastoris Flowering Plants
Amaranthus retroflexus Flowering Plants
Setaria viridis Flowering Plants
Plantago major Flowering Plants
Setaria pumila Flowering Plants
Sclerochloa dura Flowering Plants
Plantago lanceolata Flowering Plants
Echinochloa crus-galli Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Cynodon dactylon
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Sclerochloa dura
Flowering Plants Digitaria sanguinalis

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
Cynodon dactylon Flowering Plants
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Sclerochloa dura Flowering Plants
Digitaria sanguinalis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E1.E Trampled xeric grasslands with annuals same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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