Boreal sedge willow carrs

Description (English)

Low woods and scrubs colonizing fens, marshy floodplains and fringes of lakes and ponds of the boreal zone of the Palaearctic dominated by large or medium sized shrubby willows, generally Salix cinerea or Salix aurita, accompanied by Salix phylicifolia, Salix nigricans (Salix myrsinifolia) and the boreal Salix glauca, Salix lapponum, with sedges, in particular, Carex aquatilis, Carex caespitosa, brown mosses and sphagna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S9-35

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex aquatilis
Flowering Plants Carex caespitosa
Flowering Plants Salix aurita
Flowering Plants Salix cinerea
Flowering Plants Salix glauca
Flowering Plants Salix lapponum
Flowering Plants Salix myrsinifolia
Flowering Plants Salix nigricans
Flowering Plants Salix phylicifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex aquatilis Flowering Plants
Carex caespitosa Flowering Plants
Salix aurita Flowering Plants
Salix cinerea Flowering Plants
Salix glauca Flowering Plants
Salix lapponum Flowering Plants
Salix myrsinifolia Flowering Plants
Salix nigricans Flowering Plants
Salix phylicifolia 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) F9.25 Boreal sedge willow carrs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.25 Boreal sedge willow carrs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.25 Boreal sedge willow carrs same
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