EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > V - Vegetated man-made habitats > V3 - Artificial grasslands and herb dominated habitats > V39 - Mesic perennial anthropogenic herbaceous vegetation

Mesic perennial anthropogenic herbaceous vegetation

Description (English)

Stands dominated by perennial herbaceous plants, frequently ruderals, developing on mesic to slightly wet abandoned urban or agricultural land, on land that has been reclaimed, on transport networks, or on land used for waste disposal. These stands often replace annual anthropogenic herbaceous vegetation in the course of secondary succession.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code V39

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Ballota nigra
Flowering Plants Lamium album
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Chelidonium majus
Flowering Plants Reynoutria japonica
Flowering Plants Artemisia vulgaris

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
Ballota nigra Flowering Plants
Lamium album Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Chelidonium majus Flowering Plants
Reynoutria japonica Flowering Plants
Artemisia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Elytrigia repens
Flowering Plants Artemisia vulgaris
Flowering Plants Ballota nigra
Flowering Plants Aegopodium podagraria
Flowering Plants Geum urbanum
Flowering Plants Anthriscus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Heracleum sphondylium
Flowering Plants Cirsium arvense
Flowering Plants Chelidonium majus
Flowering Plants Glechoma hederacea
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Flowering Plants Lamium album
Flowering Plants Rumex obtusifolius
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Arrhenatherum elatius

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
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Elytrigia repens Flowering Plants
Artemisia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Ballota nigra Flowering Plants
Aegopodium podagraria Flowering Plants
Geum urbanum Flowering Plants
Anthriscus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Heracleum sphondylium Flowering Plants
Cirsium arvense Flowering Plants
Chelidonium majus Flowering Plants
Glechoma hederacea Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Lamium album Flowering Plants
Rumex obtusifolius Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Reynoutria japonica
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum aureum

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
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Reynoutria japonica Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum aureum 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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