British heavy metal grasslands

English name: British heavy metal grasslands

Description (English)

Formations, in particular of Wales and the Pennines, developed in the vicinity of former mining operations or on river gravels, with Minuartia verna, Thlaspi caerulescens, Armeria maritima, Viola lutea, Festuca ovina s.l., Festuca rubra s.l., Agrostis capillaris (Agrostis tenuis).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.B11
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.B)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Agrostis tenuis
Flowering Plants Armeria maritima
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Minuartia verna
Flowering Plants Thlaspi caerulescens
Flowering Plants Viola lutea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Agrostis tenuis Flowering Plants
Armeria maritima Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Minuartia verna Flowering Plants
Thlaspi caerulescens Flowering Plants
Viola lutea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.211 British heavy metal grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.B11 British heavy metal grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.B11 British heavy metal grasslands same
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