Balkan mountain hay meadows

English name: Balkan mountain hay meadows

Description (English)

Mesophile tall grasslands in the mountain and sub-alpine areas of Balkan peninsula in the beech forest zone. They are dominated by Trisetum flavescens, Cynosurus cristatus, Festuca pratensis, and geographically differentiated by Balkan endemic species Armeria rumelica, Knautia dinarica, Rhinanthus rumelicus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.33
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E2.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Armeria rumelica
Flowering Plants Cynosurus cristatus
Flowering Plants Festuca pratensis
Flowering Plants Knautia dinarica
Flowering Plants Rhinanthus rumelicus
Flowering Plants Trisetum flavescens
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Armeria rumelica Flowering Plants
Cynosurus cristatus Flowering Plants
Festuca pratensis Flowering Plants
Knautia dinarica Flowering Plants
Rhinanthus rumelicus Flowering Plants
Trisetum flavescens Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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