Habitat Annex I Directive hierarchical view > TEMPERATE HEATH AND SCRUB > Temperate heath and scrub > Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix

Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix

Description (English)

Hygrophilous heaths of areas with a temperate oceanic climate, on semi peaty or dried out soils, with surface minerals in the case of peaty soils (hydromor), with vegetation of the alliances Genistion micrantho-anglicae and Ulicion minoris: Ulici minoris-Ericetum ciliaris, Ulici gallii-Ericetum mackaianae, Ulici minoris-Ericetum tetralicis (Schwickerath 1933 Tuxen 1937), Cirsio filipenduli-Ericetum ciliaris.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 4020)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unfavourable-Bad
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Priority
Natura 2000 sites 271 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

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Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: 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
Unfavourable-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 Centaurea uliginosa
Flowering Plants Erica ciliaris
Flowering Plants Erica mackaiana
Flowering Plants Erica tetralix
Flowering Plants Genista anglica
Flowering Plants Genista carpetana
Flowering Plants Genista micrantha
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Centaurea uliginosa Flowering Plants
Erica ciliaris Flowering Plants
Erica mackaiana Flowering Plants
Erica tetralix Flowering Plants
Genista anglica Flowering Plants
Genista carpetana Flowering Plants
Genista micrantha Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.1 Wet heaths narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 F4.12 Southern wet heaths same
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M16 Erica tetralix Sphagnum compactum not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H3 Ulex minor Agrostis heath not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) H4 Ulex galli Agrostis heath not defined
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