Southern wet heaths

Description (English)

Humid and meso-hygrophile heaths of gley-podsols and semi-peaty soils of the northwestern Iberian peninsula, Atlantic France, the Paris Basin and its periphery, extreme southern England, dominated by Erica tetralix or Erica ciliaris, with Erica scoparia, Erica ciliaris, Calluna vulgaris, Ulex minor, Ulex gallii or Genista anglica. They may, in particular, form transition belts between peaty heaths of unit F4.11 and dry heaths of unit F4.2.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-12

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Erica ciliaris
Flowering Plants Erica scoparia
Flowering Plants Erica tetralix
Flowering Plants Genista anglica
Flowering Plants Ulex gallii
Flowering Plants Ulex minor
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Erica ciliaris Flowering Plants
Erica scoparia Flowering Plants
Erica tetralix Flowering Plants
Genista anglica Flowering Plants
Ulex gallii Flowering Plants
Ulex minor Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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