Sub-Atlantic Nardus-Galium grasslands

English name: Sub-Atlantic Nardus-Galium grasslands

Description (English)

Mesophile and xerophile Nardus stricta-dominated or -rich grasslands of Atlantic or sub-Atlantic lowland, collinar and montane regions of the mainland of Europe, extending north to western Jutland, northern Jutland, nemoral and boreonemoral southern Sweden, nemoral southern Norway and oceanic southern boreal Norway, east to Poland, Lithuania, the Bohemian Quadrangle, the Carpathians and the Austrian pre-Alps, southwest to Asturias and Cantabria; the species cortège includes Polygala vulgaris, Hypericum maculatum f. glabrum, Galium saxatile, Carex panicea, Hieracium umbellatum, Hypochoeris maculata, Genista tinctoria, Arnica montana, Campanula rotundifolia, Plantago lanceolata, Potentilla erecta, Thymus pulegioides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.712
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.71)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arnica montana
Flowering Plants Campanula rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Galium saxatile
Flowering Plants Genista tinctoria
Flowering Plants Hieracium umbellatum
Flowering Plants Hypochoeris maculata
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Flowering Plants Plantago lanceolata
Flowering Plants Polygala vulgaris
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Flowering Plants Thymus pulegioides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arnica montana Flowering Plants
Campanula rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Galium saxatile Flowering Plants
Genista tinctoria Flowering Plants
Hieracium umbellatum Flowering Plants
Hypochoeris maculata Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Plantago lanceolata Flowering Plants
Polygala vulgaris Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Thymus pulegioides Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 35.112 Sub-Atlantic Nardus-Galium grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.712 Sub-Atlantic Nardus-Galium grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.712 Sub-Atlantic Nardus-Galium grasslands same
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