Land predominantly covered by communities of grassland, grass-like plants and forbs. This class includes permanent grassland and permanent pasture that is not part of a crop rotation (normally for 5 years or more), which can be used to grow grasses and other herbaceous forage naturally (selfseeded) or through cultivation (sown). It may include sparsely occurring trees within a limit of a canopy below 10% and shrubs within a total limit of cover (including trees) of 20%. These can themselves be also grazed, provided that grasses and other herbaceous forage remain predominant as well.

Eurostat (2018) ‘LUCAS 2018 Technical reference document C3 Classification (Land cover & Land use)’, 2018, p. 98.