Alpine rivers and their ligneous vegetation with Myricaria germanica

Description (English)

Communities of low shrubby pioneers invading the herbaceous formations of Pal. 24.221 and Pal. 24.222 on gravel deposits rich in fine silt, of mountain and northern boreal streams with an alpine, summer-high, flow regime. Myricaria germanica and Salix spp. are characteristic (Salici-Myricarietum).

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 3230)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Bad
Continental - Bad
Mediterranean - Poor
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 120 are designated for this habitat type


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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Good: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Poor: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status
Full table details

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Myricaria germanica
Flowering Plants Salix daphnoides
Flowering Plants Salix elaeagnos
Flowering Plants Salix nigricans
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Myricaria germanica Flowering Plants
Salix daphnoides Flowering Plants
Salix elaeagnos Flowering Plants
Salix nigricans Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
AT2114000 Austria Obere Drau Map
AT2118000 Austria Gail im Lesachtal Map
AT3301000 Austria Hohe Tauern, Tirol Map
AT3304000 Austria Karwendel Map
AT3309000 Austria Tiroler Lech Map
AT3314000 Austria Osttiroler Gletscherflüsse Isel, Schwarzach und Kalserbach Map
CZ0810004 Czech Republic Niva Morávky Map
DE8034371 Germany Oberes Isartal Map
DE8330303 Germany Unterer Halblech Map
DE8331302 Germany Ammer vom Alpenrand b. zum NSG 'Vogelfreistätte Ammersee-Südufer' Map
DE8430303 Germany Falkenstein, Alatsee, Faulenbacher- und Lechtal Map
DE8431371 Germany Ammergebirge Map
DE8433301 Germany Karwendel mit Isar Map
DE8434372 Germany Jachenau und Extensivwiesen bei Fleck Map
ES2410017 Spain RÍO ARAGÓN (JACA) Map
ES2410048 Spain RÍO ARA Map
ES2410049 Spain RÍO ISÁBENA Map
ES2410067 Spain LA GUARGUERA Map
FI1302004 Finland PULMANKIJÄRVI Map
FR4301334 France Petite montagne du Jura Map
FR7301822 France Garonne, Ariège, Hers, Salat, Pique et Neste Map
FR8201650 France Etournel et defilé de l'Ecluse Map
FR8201680 France Landes, pelouses, forêts et prairies humides de Lus-la-Croix-Haute Map
FR8201683 France Zones humides et rivière de la haute vallée de la Drôme Map
FR8201684 France Milieux alluviaux et aquatiques et gorges de la moyenne vallée de la Drôme et du Bez Map
FR8201700 France Haut Giffre Map
FR8201715 France Vallée de l'Arve Map
FR8201719 France Delta de la Dranse Map
FR8201738 France Plaine de Bourg d'Oisans et ses versants Map
FR8201751 France Massif de la Muzelle Map
FR8201771 France Forêts alluviales et lônes du Haut Rhône Map
FR8201783 France Massif de la Vanoise Map
FR9301499 France Clarée Map
FR9301502 France Steppique Durancien et Queyrassin Map
FR9301503 France Rochebrune - Izoard - Vallée de la Cerveyrette Map
FR9301504 France Haut Guil - Mont Viso - Val Preveyre Map
FR9301519 France Le Buech Map
FR9301524 France Haute Ubaye - Massif du Chambeyron Map
FR9301533 France L'Asse Map
FR9301547 France Grand Coyer Map
FR9301550 France Sites à chauves souris de la Haute Tinée Map
FR9301554 France Sites à chauves souris - Castellet-Les-Sausses et Gorges de Daluis Map
FR9301559 France Le Mercantour Map
FR9301589 France La Durance Map
HR5000014 Croatia Gornji tok Drave Map
IT1110031 Italy Valle Thuras Map
IT1110033 Italy Stazioni di Myricaria germanica Map
IT1110040 Italy Oasi xerotermica di Oulx - Auberge Map
IT1110042 Italy Oasi xerotermica di Oulx - Amazas Map
IT1110053 Italy Valle della Ripa (Argentera) Map
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IT1140017 Italy Fiume Toce Map
IT1160036 Italy Stura di Demonte Map
IT1201000 Italy Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso Map
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IT1204030 Italy Val Ferret Map
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IT2040044 Italy Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio Map
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IT3110014 Italy Biotopo Gisser Auen Map
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IT3230032 Italy Lago di Busche - Vincheto di Cellarda - Fontane Map
IT3230071 Italy Dolomiti di Ampezzo Map
IT3230081 Italy Gruppo Antelao - Marmarole - Sorapis Map
IT3230088 Italy Fiume Piave dai Maserot alle grave di Pederobba Map
IT3230089 Italy Dolomiti del Cadore e del Comelico Map
IT3320015 Italy Valle del Medio Tagliamento Map
IT4020014 Italy Monte Capuccio, Monte Sant'Antonio Map
IT4020021 Italy Medio Taro Map
PLC120003 Poland Torfowiska Orawsko-Nowotarskie Map
PLH120024 Poland Dolina Białki Map
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PLH120088 Poland Środkowy Dunajec z dopływami Map
PLH120090 Poland Biała Tarnowska Map
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SI3000253 Slovenia Julijske Alpe Map
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Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 Myricaria germanica-typ not defined
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