Northern rusty sedge grasslands

English name: Northern rusty sedge grasslands

Description (English)

Mesophile, often flower-rich grasslands of the northern Alps, and, locally, of the southeastern Alps, in the Karawanken and the Slovenian Alps, occupying deep soils in the subalpine and lower alpine levels of the calcareous ranges, usually dominated by Carex ferruginea and with Astragalus alpinus, Astragalus frigidus, Hedysarum hedysaroides, Lathyrus laevigatus, Astrantia major, Centaurea montana, Anemone narcissiflora, Crepis pyrenaica, Crepis pontana, Pedicularis foliosa, Traunsteinera globosa, Phleum hirsutum, Agrostis agrostiflora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.412
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 Agrostis agrostiflora
Flowering Plants Anemone narcissiflora
Flowering Plants Astragalus alpinus
Flowering Plants Astragalus frigidus
Flowering Plants Astrantia major
Flowering Plants Carex ferruginea
Flowering Plants Centaurea montana
Flowering Plants Crepis pontana
Flowering Plants Crepis pyrenaica
Flowering Plants Hedysarum hedysaroides
Flowering Plants Lathyrus laevigatus
Flowering Plants Pedicularis foliosa
Flowering Plants Phleum hirsutum
Flowering Plants Traunsteinera globosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis agrostiflora Flowering Plants
Anemone narcissiflora Flowering Plants
Astragalus alpinus Flowering Plants
Astragalus frigidus Flowering Plants
Astrantia major Flowering Plants
Carex ferruginea Flowering Plants
Centaurea montana Flowering Plants
Crepis pontana Flowering Plants
Crepis pyrenaica Flowering Plants
Hedysarum hedysaroides Flowering Plants
Lathyrus laevigatus Flowering Plants
Pedicularis foliosa Flowering Plants
Phleum hirsutum Flowering Plants
Traunsteinera globosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.412 Northern rusty sedge grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.412 Northern rusty sedge grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.412 Northern rusty sedge grasslands same
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