Annual anthropogenic herbaceous vegetation

Description (English)

Stands dominated by annual herbaceous plants developing on recently abandoned urban or agricultural land, on land that has been reclaimed, on transport networks, or on land used for waste disposal, typically in places that are frequently disturbed or were affected by a recent severe disturbance event.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code V37

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Chenopodium album
Flowering Plants Amaranthus retroflexus
Flowering Plants Malva neglecta
Flowering Plants Sisymbrium officinale

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
Chenopodium album Flowering Plants
Amaranthus retroflexus Flowering Plants
Malva neglecta Flowering Plants
Sisymbrium officinale Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Chenopodium album
Flowering Plants Convolvulus arvensis
Flowering Plants Polygonum aviculare
Flowering Plants Capsella bursa-pastoris
Flowering Plants Amaranthus retroflexus
Flowering Plants Cirsium arvense
Flowering Plants Stellaria media
Flowering Plants Elytrigia repens
Flowering Plants Erigeron canadensis
Flowering Plants Sonchus oleraceus
Flowering Plants Lolium perenne
Flowering Plants Hordeum murinum
Flowering Plants Echinochloa crus-galli
Flowering Plants Tripleurospermum maritimum
Flowering Plants Lactuca serriola
Flowering Plants Solanum nigrum
Flowering Plants Sisymbrium officinale
Flowering Plants Plantago major

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
Convolvulus arvensis Flowering Plants
Polygonum aviculare Flowering Plants
Capsella bursa-pastoris Flowering Plants
Amaranthus retroflexus Flowering Plants
Cirsium arvense Flowering Plants
Stellaria media Flowering Plants
Elytrigia repens Flowering Plants
Erigeron canadensis Flowering Plants
Sonchus oleraceus Flowering Plants
Lolium perenne Flowering Plants
Hordeum murinum Flowering Plants
Echinochloa crus-galli Flowering Plants
Tripleurospermum maritimum Flowering Plants
Lactuca serriola Flowering Plants
Solanum nigrum Flowering Plants
Sisymbrium officinale Flowering Plants
Plantago major Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Chenopodium album
Flowering Plants Hordeum murinum

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
Chenopodium album Flowering Plants
Hordeum murinum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E5.1 Anthropogenic herb stands narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.1 Anthropogenic herb stands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 J6.1 Weed communities of waste deposits narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.6 Anthropogenic forb-rich habitats narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 J6.1 Weed communities of waste deposits narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.6 Anthropogenic forb-rich habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 J6.1 Weed communities of waste deposits narrower
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