Fenno-Scandian boreal and sub-boreal meadows

English name: Fenno-Scandian boreal and sub-boreal meadows

Description (English)

Herb-rich meadows of boreal affinities of Fennoscandia, distributed in the boreonemoral, southern boreal, middle boreal, northern boreal, boreoalpine and oceanic southern boreal zones of Finland, Sweden and Norway, formed by Deschampsia cespitosa, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Festuca ovina, Briza media, with, as dominant dicots, Geranium sylvaticum, Alchemilla spp., Rhinanthus minor, Anemone nemorosa and a cortège that includes boreal elements such as Polygonum viviparum, Rubus arcticus, boreonemoral species, in particular, Hypochoeris maculata, Veronica chamaedrys, as well as Cirsium helenioides, Filipendula ulmaria, Potentilla erecta, Ranunculus auricomus, Trollius europaeus, Hepatica nobilis, Dactylorhiza maculata, Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Listera ovata, Platanthera chlorantha.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.241
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 Anemone nemorosa
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Briza media
Flowering Plants Cirsium helenioides
Flowering Plants Dactylorhiza fuchsii
Flowering Plants Dactylorhiza maculata
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Festuca ovina
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Hepatica nobilis
Flowering Plants Hypochoeris maculata
Flowering Plants Listera ovata
Flowering Plants Platanthera chlorantha
Flowering Plants Polygonum viviparum
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Flowering Plants Ranunculus auricomus
Flowering Plants Rhinanthus minor
Flowering Plants Rubus arcticus
Flowering Plants Trollius europaeus
Flowering Plants Veronica chamaedrys
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anemone nemorosa Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Briza media Flowering Plants
Cirsium helenioides Flowering Plants
Dactylorhiza fuchsii Flowering Plants
Dactylorhiza maculata Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Festuca ovina Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Hepatica nobilis Flowering Plants
Hypochoeris maculata Flowering Plants
Listera ovata Flowering Plants
Platanthera chlorantha Flowering Plants
Polygonum viviparum Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Ranunculus auricomus Flowering Plants
Rhinanthus minor Flowering Plants
Rubus arcticus Flowering Plants
Trollius europaeus Flowering Plants
Veronica chamaedrys Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 38.241 Fenno-Scandian boreal and subboreal meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.241 Fenno-Scandian boreal and sub-boreal meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.241 Fenno-Scandian boreal and subboreal meadows same
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