Violet fescue swards and related communities

English name: Violet fescue swards and related communities

Description (English)

Closed grasslands of the subalpine and lower alpine levels of the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Apennines dominated by Festuca violacea or Festuca nigrescens and Trifolium thalii, developed on deep, often superficially slightly acidified, soils.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E4.414
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 Festuca nigrescens
Flowering Plants Festuca violacea
Flowering Plants Trifolium thalii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Festuca nigrescens Flowering Plants
Festuca violacea Flowering Plants
Trifolium thalii Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 36.414 Violet fescue swards and related communities source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E4.414 Violet fescue swards and related communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E4.414 Violet fescue swards and related communities same
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