EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.5 - Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds > A2.51 - Saltmarsh driftlines > A2.511 - Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities

Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities

English name: Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities

Description (English)

Nitrophilous tall grass communities of Atlantic saltmarshes, green beaches and beach drift accumulations, dominated by Elymus pycnanthus (Agropyron pungens), Elymus repens, Festuca arundinacea or sometimes tall perennial forbs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.511
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agropyron pungens
Flowering Plants Elymus pycnanthus
Flowering Plants Elymus repens
Flowering Plants Festuca arundinacea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agropyron pungens Flowering Plants
Elymus pycnanthus Flowering Plants
Elymus repens Flowering Plants
Festuca arundinacea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.35 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities source
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.1. Salt marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.3 Common Couch type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.2 Tall Fescue type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.1.1 Dittander type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM28 Elymus repens salt-marsh community narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM24 Elymus pycnanthus salt-marsh community narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.511 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.611 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.611 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.611 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.651 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B3.35 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.35 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.35 Atlantic saltmarsh and drift rough grass communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.35   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.35   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.35   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.135   same
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