Rock knapweed-dwarf sedge grasslands

English name: Rock knapweed-dwarf sedge grasslands

Description (English)

Submontane and montane sub-Mediterranean xeric grasslands of the Adriatic façade of the Balkan peninsula with Carex humilis, Bromus erectus, Centaurea rupestris, Leucanthemum liburnicum, Plantago argentea, Jurinea mollis, Iris cengialti, Pulsatilla vulgaris ssp. grandis and, in warmer stations, Filipendula vulgaris, Lotus corniculatus, Leontodon hispidus, Briza media, on exposed slopes, Sesleria juncifolia, Gentiana lutea, Gentiana clusii, Trinia glauca, in the most montane situations Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. They occur from Trieste to Montenegro, and in the Velebit, Dinara, Kamesnika, Prenj und Biokovo ranges, and are used as pastures or sometimes hay meadows.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.5521
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.55)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Briza media
Flowering Plants Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Carex humilis
Flowering Plants Centaurea rupestris
Flowering Plants Filipendula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Gentiana clusii
Flowering Plants Gentiana lutea
Flowering Plants Iris cengialti
Flowering Plants Jurinea mollis
Flowering Plants Leontodon hispidus
Flowering Plants Leucanthemum liburnicum
Flowering Plants Lotus corniculatus
Flowering Plants Plantago argentea
Flowering Plants Sesleria juncifolia
Flowering Plants Trinia glauca
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Briza media Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Carex humilis Flowering Plants
Centaurea rupestris Flowering Plants
Filipendula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Gentiana clusii Flowering Plants
Gentiana lutea Flowering Plants
Iris cengialti Flowering Plants
Jurinea mollis Flowering Plants
Leontodon hispidus Flowering Plants
Leucanthemum liburnicum Flowering Plants
Lotus corniculatus Flowering Plants
Plantago argentea Flowering Plants
Sesleria juncifolia Flowering Plants
Trinia glauca Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 34.7521 Rock knapweed-dwarf sedge grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.5521 Rock knapweed-dwarf sedge grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.5521 Rock knapweed-dwarf sedge grasslands same
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