Flood swards

English name: Flood swards

Description (English)

Flood swards of Atlantic and sub-Atlantic Europe, developed on ground submitted to periodical or occasional inundation and subsequent drying under relatively maritime climates, with Agrostis stolonifera, Carex hirta, Festuca arundinacea, Juncus inflexus, Alopecurus geniculatus, Rumex crispus, Mentha longifolia, Mentha pulegium, Potentilla anserina, Potentilla reptans, Ranunculus repens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.442
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 Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Alopecurus geniculatus
Flowering Plants Carex hirta
Flowering Plants Festuca arundinacea
Flowering Plants Juncus inflexus
Flowering Plants Mentha longifolia
Flowering Plants Mentha pulegium
Flowering Plants Potentilla anserina
Flowering Plants Potentilla reptans
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Rumex crispus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Alopecurus geniculatus Flowering Plants
Carex hirta Flowering Plants
Festuca arundinacea Flowering Plants
Juncus inflexus Flowering Plants
Mentha longifolia Flowering Plants
Mentha pulegium Flowering Plants
Potentilla anserina Flowering Plants
Potentilla reptans Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Rumex crispus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.242 Flood swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.442 Flood swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.442 Flood swards same
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