The natural habitats of germany
The 8 natural habitats are as follows:
- sea, coasts
- north-west lowlands
- north-east lowlands
- west highlands
- east highlands
- south-west highlands
For each of the 8 areas there is a simple distribution code. They can be helpful in determining the occurrence of a plant and protect against misidentifications. In each of my articles, abbreviations for the occurrences can be found at the end of the descriptions.
– Seas and coasts have the abbreviation “K”.
– North-west and north-east lowlands are marked with “F”
– West and east highlands are marked with “M2”
– South-west highlands are marked with “M1”
– Prealps / alpine foothills are marked by “AV”
– The Alps are marked by “A”
Some plants may only occur sporadically in these areas. In this case, the indicators are placed in brackets “( )”. If a plant occurs only in our gardens, a “synth. (synthetic) is added to the distribution codes.
On the next pages I will present some special habitats such as high moors, rivers and reed beds.