Scotian dry calcicolous grasslands

English name: Scotian dry calcicolous grasslands

Description (English)

Very local, dry or mesophile grasslands occupying isolated limestone outcrops or deposits of Scotland, in particular on the Durness limestone of the northwest, the Dalradian limestones of Perthshire and basalt hills of the east, with Koeleria macrantha, Festuca ovina, Festuca rubra, Briza media, Avenula pratensis, Carex flacca, Carex caryophyllea, Carex capillaris, Helianthemum nummularium, Astragalus danicus, Thymus drucei.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2613
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Astragalus danicus
Flowering Plants Avenula pratensis
Flowering Plants Briza media
Flowering Plants Carex capillaris
Flowering Plants Carex caryophyllea
Flowering Plants Carex flacca
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Helianthemum nummularium
Flowering Plants Koeleria macrantha
Flowering Plants Thymus drucei
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Astragalus danicus Flowering Plants
Avenula pratensis Flowering Plants
Briza media Flowering Plants
Carex capillaris Flowering Plants
Carex caryophyllea Flowering Plants
Carex flacca Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Helianthemum nummularium Flowering Plants
Koeleria macrantha Flowering Plants
Thymus drucei Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.3213 Scotian dry calcicolous grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2613 Scotian dry calcicolous grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2613 Scotian dry calcicolous grasslands same
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