Atlantic Eleocharis salt meadows

English name: Atlantic Eleocharis salt meadows

Description (English)

Atlantic saltmarsh or brackish marsh communities dominated by Eleocharis uniglumis or Eleocharis palustris, associated with Agrostis stolonifera or Carex paleacea. They constitute a common upper shore community in Scotland; they are also very prevalent on the lower levels of the brackish marshes of the Baltic, east and north of southeastern Sweden and Estonia; in western Scandinavia they are restricted to estuaries and fjord heads. They occur on saline littorals in Iceland.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.5319
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Carex paleacea
Flowering Plants Eleocharis palustris
Flowering Plants Eleocharis uniglumis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Carex paleacea Flowering Plants
Eleocharis palustris Flowering Plants
Eleocharis uniglumis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.339 Atlantic Eleocharis salt meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.5319 Atlantic Eleocharis salt meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.6319 Atlantic Eleocharis salt meadows same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100