MA224 Atlantic mid-low saltmarsh

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Low zone of Atlantic salt marshes with open to closed swards of halophytic graminoids, herbs and low shrubs on sandy or clayey flats. The communities are regularly flooded (100-200 days/year) by sea water. In the southern part of the distribution range perennial glassworts may dominate, indicating transitions toward Mediterranean salt marshes.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675.

Version 2021-06-01,

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

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