Xero-mesophile medio-European lowland hay meadows

English name: Xero-mesophile medio-European lowland hay meadows

Description (English)

Drier, more thermophile, swards of the lowland sub-Atlantic mesophile hay meadows of Western Europe and Central Europe, dominated by Arrhenatherum elatius, and with a species composition that includes Festuco-Brometea dry grassland species, in particular, Salvia pratensis, Bromus erectus, Ranunculus bulbosus, Dianthus carthusianorum, Pimpinella saxifraga, Plantago media, Galium verum, Euphorbia cyparissias, Linum catharticum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.221
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 Bromus erectus
Flowering Plants Dianthus carthusianorum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia cyparissias
Flowering Plants Galium verum
Flowering Plants Linum catharticum
Flowering Plants Pimpinella saxifraga
Flowering Plants Plantago media
Flowering Plants Ranunculus bulbosus
Flowering Plants Salvia pratensis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arrhenatherum elatius Flowering Plants
Bromus erectus Flowering Plants
Dianthus carthusianorum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia cyparissias Flowering Plants
Galium verum Flowering Plants
Linum catharticum Flowering Plants
Pimpinella saxifraga Flowering Plants
Plantago media Flowering Plants
Ranunculus bulbosus Flowering Plants
Salvia pratensis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.221 Xeromesophile medio-European lowland hay meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.221 Xero-mesophile medio-European lowland hay meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.221 Xeromesophile medio-European lowland hay meadows same
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