Sub-Arctic Salix spp scrub
Subarctic and boreo-alpine willow formations of the Scottish Highlands, the mountains of Iceland and the mountains of Scandinavia (often along streams) and similar communities in the Alps, Pyrenees, Cantabrian Mountains, Carpathians, and associated massifs.
Pal. 31.6211 - Alpigenous small willow brush
Subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane brushes and low scrubs of the Alps, the Apennines, the Jura and the western great Hercynian ranges, dominated by small shrubby (generally 0.5-2 metre tall) Salix species.
Pal. 31.6214 - Pyreneo-Cantabric willow brush
Subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane Salix dominated brushes and low scrubs of the Pyrenees and the Cordillera Cantabrica.
Pal. 31.6215 - Hercynio-Carpathian willow brush
Subalpine, alpine and occasionally montane Salix dominated brushes and low scrubs of the Carpathians and the eastern Hercynian ranges of the Sudeten (Salicetum lapponum, Salici silesiacae-Betuletum carpaticae (part), Piceo-Salicetum silesiacae (i.a.)).
Pal. 31.622 - Boreo-Alpine willow brush
Subarctic willow formations of the Highlands of Scotland, of the mountains of Iceland and of the boreal mountains of Scandinavia.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 4080)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Poor|
|Atlantic - Bad|
|Boreal - Good|
|Continental - Poor|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||228 are designated for this habitat type|
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.
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Salix arbuscula||Flowering Plants|
|Salix bicolor||Flowering Plants|
|Salix glauca||Flowering Plants|
|Salix helvetica||Flowering Plants|
|Salix lanata||Flowering Plants|
|Salix lapponum||Flowering Plants|
|Salix myrsinites||Flowering Plants|
Natura 2000 sites
Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites
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Mentioned in the following international legal instruments and agreements
Relation to habitat classifications
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||F2.322||Oroboreal Salix scrub||same|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||F2.3||Subalpine deciduous scrub||narrower|
|Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994||1.2.7||Videvegetation||overlap|
|National Vegetation Classification (UK)||W20||Salix lapponum-Luzula sylvatica scrub||narrower|