Bay willow carrs

Description (English)

Medium-tall woods and scrub colonizing fens, marshy floodplains and fringes of lakes and ponds, dominated by the relatively large Salix pentandra, particularly characteristic of boreal, sub-boreal and subcontinental Europe, from northern England through Scandinavia, northeastern Germany, Poland, the Baltic States to Bashkiria in the northeast, to the Bohemian quadrangle, the Alpine piedmont of Bavaria and Hungary in the south, with outposts in the Netherlands, in subcontinental western Europe to the Black Forest and the Baar plateau, in continental southern Europe to Bulgaria. Species Phragmites australis, Carex pseudocyperus, Glyceria maxima, Equisetum fluviatile and Menyanthes trifoliata are typical.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-33

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex pseudocyperus
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Glyceria maxima
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Flowering Plants Salix pentandra
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex pseudocyperus Flowering Plants
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Glyceria maxima Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Salix pentandra 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) F9.23 Bay willow carrs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.23 Bay willow carrs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.23 Bay willow carrs same
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