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Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels

Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities and tall grass swards on eutrophic sites along watercourses and woodland edges and in the area of the subalpine tree line:

1) Riparian tall herb fringe vegetation of the Convolvuletalia sepium and the Glechometalia hederaceae classes, and of the Filipendulion alliance.

2) Humid herbaceous perennial saum communities of woodland edges.

3) Subalpine and high montane riparian tall herb fringe vegetation along watercourses, but also along woodland edges and roadside verges and on clear-fellings (Betulo-Adenostyletea) excluding the ruderal nitrophilous Rumicion alpini communities.

Natura 2000-Code

Notes on habitat mapping

The criterion for the delimitation of this habitat type is the presence of vegetation of the syntaxa given above. Species-poor examples with a dominance of nitrophilous species, and which largely lack the character species of the relevant syntaxa, are excluded. The sub-types should be recorded separately.

Examples alongside roads/tracks, tillage land, drainage ditches, and extensive fallow stages of humid grassland are excluded. Neophyte communities such as of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthemum tuberosum), Indian balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) as well as monodominant stands of Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) and Ground-elder (Aegopodium podagraria) (eutrophic or hypertrophic sites) are also excluded.

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