Pearlwort-saltmarsh grass swards

English name: Pearlwort-saltmarsh grass swards

Description (English)

Communities of saltmarshes of the Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic coasts of Europe, from the Iberian peninsula to Scandinavia, developed in areas of varying salinity and humidity, in particular, in estuarine saltmarshes, in saltmarsh inner basins, in dike-enclsoed saltmarshes, with Spergularia marina, Puccinellia distans, Puccinellia fasciculata, Puccinellia retroflexa, Puccinellia maritima, Triglochin maritima, Potentilla anserina and Halimione portulacoides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.5211
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 Halimione portulacoides
Flowering Plants Potentilla anserina
Flowering Plants Puccinellia distans
Flowering Plants Puccinellia fasciculata
Flowering Plants Puccinellia maritima
Flowering Plants Puccinellia retroflexa
Flowering Plants Spergularia marina
Flowering Plants Triglochin maritima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Halimione portulacoides Flowering Plants
Potentilla anserina Flowering Plants
Puccinellia distans Flowering Plants
Puccinellia fasciculata Flowering Plants
Puccinellia maritima Flowering Plants
Puccinellia retroflexa Flowering Plants
Spergularia marina Flowering Plants
Triglochin maritima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.341 Pearlwort-saltmarsh grass swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.5211 Pearlwort-saltmarsh grass swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.6211 Pearlwort-saltmarsh grass swards same
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