Grey willow carrs

Description (English)

Mesotrophic or eutrophic low woods and scrubs colonizing fens, marshy floodplains and fringes of lakes and ponds, dominated by Salix cinerea, Salix pentandra, Salix aurita or, sometimes, Salix atrocinerea, alone or in association with Frangula alnus, Rhamnus catharticus, Alnus glutinosa or Betula pubescens, any of which may, at times, dominate the upper canopy. Phragmites australis, Carex elata, Scirpus sylvaticus, Menyanthes trifoliata are typical for the herb layer.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-31

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Carex elata
Flowering Plants Frangula alnus
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Flowering Plants Rhamnus catharticus
Flowering Plants Salix atrocinerea
Flowering Plants Salix aurita
Flowering Plants Salix cinerea
Flowering Plants Salix pentandra
Flowering Plants Scirpus sylvaticus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Carex elata Flowering Plants
Frangula alnus Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Rhamnus catharticus Flowering Plants
Salix atrocinerea Flowering Plants
Salix aurita Flowering Plants
Salix cinerea Flowering Plants
Salix pentandra Flowering Plants
Scirpus sylvaticus 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) F9.21 Grey willow carrs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.21 Grey willow carrs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.21 Grey willow carrs same
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