Open habitats biotope includes open vegetative grassland swards, dwarf herb communities and open, bare ground not associated with woodland closed canopies. Soils can be dry to damp, but are not generally permanently wet.
The diagram below shows the hierarchy of the habitats and resources within the biotope. White boxes indicate a subheading for a collection of resources. The "QI" suffix indicates a biotope, habitat or resource that is a quality indicator.