Data on flower resources for pollinators in Romanian semi-natural grasslands mown at different times

Data Brief. 2019 May 27;25:104065. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104065. eCollection 2019 Aug.

Abstract

Semi-natural grasslands are hotspots of biodiversity in Europe and provide amounts of flower resources for pollinators. We present data on composition and spatial turnover of herb species and flower resources in and between semi-natural grasslands in Romania mown at different times during the growth season (early, intermediate, late). The data include herb species occurrences, their phenological stage, flower resources, and measures of spatial turnover of the species occurrences and flower resources based on Detrended Correspondence Analyses (DCA), in the start of August. The dataset is provided as supplementary material and associated with the research article "Traditional semi-natural grassland management with heterogeneous mowing times enhances flower resources for pollinators in agricultural landscapes" [1] Johansen et al.. See Johansen et al. for data interpretation.

Keywords: Detrended correspondence analyses (DCA); Flower resources for pollinators; Mowing time; Plant species composition; Semi-natural grasslands; Vegetation survey.