Globe flower-brook thistle meadows

English name: Globe flower-brook thistle meadows

Description (English)

Wet meadows of montane areas of the higher Hercynian ranges, the Jura and the Alpine piedmont rich in Trollius europaeus and Cirsium rivulare, replacing the cabbage thistle meadows of unit E3.412 at higher altitudes. Their cortège includes Cirsium oleraceum, Caltha palustris, Lychnis flos-cuculi, Myosotis palustris, Geum rivale, Festuca pratensis, Galium album, Ranunculus acris, Holcus lanatus and, sometimes, in particular in the Swiss Jura, Fritillaria meleagris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.412
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E3.4)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Caltha palustris
Flowering Plants Cirsium oleraceum
Flowering Plants Cirsium rivulare
Flowering Plants Festuca pratensis
Flowering Plants Fritillaria meleagris
Flowering Plants Galium album
Flowering Plants Geum rivale
Flowering Plants Holcus lanatus
Flowering Plants Lychnis flos-cuculi
Flowering Plants Myosotis palustris
Flowering Plants Ranunculus acris
Flowering Plants Trollius europaeus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Caltha palustris Flowering Plants
Cirsium oleraceum Flowering Plants
Cirsium rivulare Flowering Plants
Festuca pratensis Flowering Plants
Fritillaria meleagris Flowering Plants
Galium album Flowering Plants
Geum rivale Flowering Plants
Holcus lanatus Flowering Plants
Lychnis flos-cuculi Flowering Plants
Myosotis palustris Flowering Plants
Ranunculus acris Flowering Plants
Trollius europaeus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.212 Globe flower-brook thistle meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.412 Globe flower-brook thistle meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.412 Globe flower-brook thistle meadows same
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