Wet heaths

English name: Wet heaths

Description (English)

Wet or humid ericoid-shrub dominated heaths of the Atlantic and sub-Atlantic zones, developed on peaty or semipeaty soils, waterlogged for at least part of the year, sometimes temporarily inundated, and usually moist even in summer.

EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F4.1
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.1 European wet heaths same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types W Shrub-dominated wetlands wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 E Mire not defined
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 D2 Wet dwarf shrub heath narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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