Sub-boreal hazel thickets

Description (English)

Corylus avellana-dominated thickets of the northern nemoral zone, the boreonemoral zone and the southern boreal zone, in northern England, Denmark, southern Norway, southern Sweden, southern Finland, northern Poland, with a species-rich cortège that allies species of northern affinities with thermophile species; the field layer includes, in England, Trollius europaeus, Rubus saxatilis, Melica nutans, Geranium sanguineum, Aquilegia vulgaris, Convallaria majalis or, in Scandinavia, Geranium sylvaticum, Anemone nemorosa, Ranunculus ficaria, Rubus saxatilis, Hepatica nobilis, Lathraea squamaria, Paris quadrifolia, Viola mirabilis, Convallaria majalis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-712

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Anemone nemorosa
Flowering Plants Aquilegia vulgaris
Flowering Plants Convallaria majalis
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Geranium sanguineum
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Hepatica nobilis
Flowering Plants Lathraea squamaria
Flowering Plants Melica nutans
Flowering Plants Paris quadrifolia
Flowering Plants Ranunculus ficaria
Flowering Plants Rubus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Trollius europaeus
Flowering Plants Viola mirabilis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anemone nemorosa Flowering Plants
Aquilegia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Convallaria majalis Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Geranium sanguineum Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Hepatica nobilis Flowering Plants
Lathraea squamaria Flowering Plants
Melica nutans Flowering Plants
Paris quadrifolia Flowering Plants
Ranunculus ficaria Flowering Plants
Rubus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Trollius europaeus Flowering Plants
Viola mirabilis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.172 Sub-boreal hazel thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.172 Sub-boreal hazel thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.172 Sub-boreal hazel thickets same
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