Temperate riparian scrub

Description (English)

Scrub of Salix spp developed on the mineral sediments of shoals and banks of lowland rivers through the temperate zone, re-establishing after seasonal flooding or succeeding to riparian and gallery forest where the sediments stabilise.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-2
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Salix elaeagnos
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Salix fragilis

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Salix elaeagnos Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Salix fragilis Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Phalaris arundinacea
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Salix elaeagnos
Flowering Plants Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Glechoma hederacea
Flowering Plants Angelica sylvestris
Flowering Plants Lythrum salicaria
Flowering Plants Symphytum officinale
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Flowering Plants Lysimachia vulgaris

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Phalaris arundinacea Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Salix elaeagnos Flowering Plants
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Glechoma hederacea Flowering Plants
Angelica sylvestris Flowering Plants
Lythrum salicaria Flowering Plants
Symphytum officinale Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra Flowering Plants
Lysimachia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Salix elaeagnos
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Salix elaeagnos Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica 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) F9.1 Riverine scrub narrower split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.1 Riverine scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
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