Crested-hairgrass dune communities

English name: Crested-hairgrass dune communities

Description (English)

Calciphile communities of fixed dunes of the North Sea, the English Channel, the north Atlantic and, locally, of the southwestern Baltic, with Koeleria albescens, (Koeleria glauca, Koeleria arenaria), Galium verum var. maritimum, Viola curtisii, Ononis repens, Festuca rubra, Festuca polesica, Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. maritima and moss (e.g. Tortula ruraliformis) and lichen carpets.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.411
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B1.4)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Festuca polesica
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Koeleria albescens
Flowering Plants Koeleria arenaria
Flowering Plants Koeleria glauca
Flowering Plants Ononis repens
Flowering Plants Viola curtisii
Mosses & Liverworts Tortula ruraliformis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca polesica Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Koeleria albescens Flowering Plants
Koeleria arenaria Flowering Plants
Koeleria glauca Flowering Plants
Ononis repens Flowering Plants
Viola curtisii Flowering Plants
Tortula ruraliformis Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.2211 Crested-hairgrass dune communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.411 Crested-hairgrass dune communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.411 Crested-hairgrass dune communities same
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