Alpine evergreen sedge grasslands

English name: Alpine evergreen sedge grasslands

Description (English)

Mesophile grasslands of the northern, central and southwestern Alps, occupying gentle north facing slopes (ubac) and humid flats on deep, often slightly acid, soils over calcareous substrates, with Sesleria albicans, Carex sempervirens, Helictotrichon montanum, Arenaria ciliata, Draba aizoides, Globularia repens, Ranunculus thora, Oxytropis triflora, Trifolium thalii, Bartsia alpina, Scabiosa cinerea, Fritillaria delphinensis, Fritillaria burnatii, Crocus vernus, Bulbocodium vernum, Carex tendae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.4111
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E4.4)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arenaria ciliata
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Bulbocodium vernum
Flowering Plants Carex sempervirens
Flowering Plants Carex tendae
Flowering Plants Crocus vernus
Flowering Plants Draba aizoides
Flowering Plants Fritillaria burnatii
Flowering Plants Fritillaria delphinensis
Flowering Plants Globularia repens
Flowering Plants Helictotrichon montanum
Flowering Plants Oxytropis triflora
Flowering Plants Ranunculus thora
Flowering Plants Scabiosa cinerea
Flowering Plants Sesleria albicans
Flowering Plants Trifolium thalii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arenaria ciliata Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Bulbocodium vernum Flowering Plants
Carex sempervirens Flowering Plants
Carex tendae Flowering Plants
Crocus vernus Flowering Plants
Draba aizoides Flowering Plants
Fritillaria burnatii Flowering Plants
Fritillaria delphinensis Flowering Plants
Globularia repens Flowering Plants
Helictotrichon montanum Flowering Plants
Oxytropis triflora Flowering Plants
Ranunculus thora Flowering Plants
Scabiosa cinerea Flowering Plants
Sesleria albicans Flowering Plants
Trifolium thalii Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.4111 Alpine evergreen sedge grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.4111 Alpine evergreen sedge grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.4111 Alpine evergreen sedge grasslands same
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