Sandy grassland

Xeric sand calcareous grasslands usually occupy calcium carbonate-rich sandy sites in large river valleys or moraine areas.

They are also found on inland dunes and on dry gravel substrates on riverside.

Xeric sand calcareous grasslands usually have the form of low, loose, and quite colourful grassland communities, with a distinctly tufted structure and rich and varied vascular flora, often including species that are rare and endangered in Poland.  The dominant species are: Festuca trachyphyllaBoehmer's cat's-tail Phleum phleoidesdwarf everlast Helichrysum arenarium, Potentilla arenaria and goldmoss stonecrop Sedum acre.


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