Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands

English name: Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands

Description (English)

Lowland mesophile hay meadows of the British Isles and western France rich in, or dominated by Arrhenatherum elatius accompanied by Dactylis glomerata and Holcus lanatus with Centaurea debeauxii ssp. nemoralis (Centaurea nigra, Centaurea nemoralis), Rhinanthus lanceolatus, Oenanthe pimpinelloides, Gaudinia fragilis, Linum bienne, Brachypodium pinnatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.211
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E2.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arrhenatherum elatius
Flowering Plants Brachypodium pinnatum
Flowering Plants Centaurea nemoralis
Flowering Plants Centaurea nigra
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Gaudinia fragilis
Flowering Plants Holcus lanatus
Flowering Plants Linum bienne
Flowering Plants Oenanthe pimpinelloides
Flowering Plants Rhinanthus lanceolatus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Brachypodium pinnatum Flowering Plants
Centaurea nemoralis Flowering Plants
Centaurea nigra Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Gaudinia fragilis Flowering Plants
Holcus lanatus Flowering Plants
Linum bienne Flowering Plants
Oenanthe pimpinelloides Flowering Plants
Rhinanthus lanceolatus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.211 Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.211 Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.211 Atlantic Arrhenatherum grasslands same
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