Salix carr and fen scrub

English name: Willow carr and fen scrub

Description (English)

Low woods and scrubs colonizing fens, marshy floodplains and fringes of lakes and ponds, dominated by large or medium sized shrubby willows, generally Salix aurita, Salix cinerea, Salix atrocinerea, Salix pentandra, alone or in association with Frangula alnus, Rhamnus catharticus, Alnus glutinosa or Betula pubescens, any of which may dominate the upper canopy. In boreal regions and on cold subboreal plateaux, small shrubs may dominate, e.g. dwarf Salix spp. associated with Betula humilis or Betula nana. Excludes boreal and subalpine lakeside scrub on well drained soils (F2).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F9.2

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Salicion cinereae T. Müller et Görs ex Passarge 1961 Willow carr communities of Western Europe and subatlantic Central Europe Alno-Salicion auritae Doing ex Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Alno-Salicion cinereae Doing 1962; Betulo-Salicion repentis Succow 1974; Comaro-Salicion auritae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Comaro-Salicion cinereae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Equiseto-Salicion cinereae Passarge 1978; Eriophoro-Salicion auritae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Eriophoro-Salicion cinereae Passarge in Passarge 1968; Eriophoro-Salicion cinereae Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Frangulo-Salicion auritae Doing ex Steffen 1968; Osmundo regalis-Myricion gale de Foucault ex Julve 1993; Peucedano-Salicion cinereae Passarge 1978; Ribeso nigri-Salicion cinereae de Foucault ex Julve 1993; Salici cinereae-Viburnion opuli Passarge ex de Foucault 1991; Salici cinereae-Viburnion opuli Passarge ex de Foucault 1992; Salicion auritae Doing 1962 nom. conserv. propos.; Sphagno-Salicion auritae (Doing 1962) Succow 1974; Urtico-Salicion cinereae Passarge 1968; Salicion cinereae T. Müller et Görs 1958; Equiseto-Salicion cinereae Passarge 1981; Frangulo-Salicion auritae Doing 1962; Impatienti-Salicion uliginosae Passarge 1981; Salici cinereae-Rhamnion catharticae Géhu et al. ex Rameau in Bardat et al. 2004 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.92 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types W Shrub-dominated wetlands wider
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.1.3 Fen with willow vegetation (Salix carr), Sedge type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.1.4 Whortle leaved willow type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.5.1 Willow thicket of wet herb type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.1.2 Willow vegetation of hummock type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.1.4 Willow vegetation of sedge-Sphagnum type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.1.4 Willow vegetation of short sedge-Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.1.5 Willow vegetation of tall sedge-Brown moss type n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A21 Scrub: dense/continuous overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A22 Scrub: scattered overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 1 Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland wider
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 4 Wet woodland wider
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W2 Salix cinerea-Betula pubescens-Phragmites australis woodland not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W1 Salix cinerea-Galium palustre woodland not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) W3 Salix pentandra-Carex rostrata woodland not defined
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3.7 Saulaie buissonnante marécageuse same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 K1 MOKŘADNÍ VRBINY (Willow carrs) narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 5140000 Kriaciny s vrbou pättycinkovou n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 8B41000 kriaciny s vrbou popolavou n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 8B40000 Mokradové vrbové kriaciny n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.42 Salix carrs and fen scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.62 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.92 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.92 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.92   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.92   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.92   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.92   same
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