Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion
Highly constant pioneer communities of humid exposed peat or, sometimes, sand, with Rhynchospora alba, Rhynchospora fusca, Drosera intermedia, Drosera rotundifolia, Lycopodiella inundata, forming on stripped areas of blanket bogs or raised bogs, but also on naturally seep- or frost-eroded areas of wet heaths and bogs, in flushes and in the fluctuation zone of oligotrophic pools with sandy, slightly peaty substratum. These communities are similar, and closely related, to those of shallow bog hollows (Pal. 51.122) and of transition mires (Pal. 54.57).
Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 7150)|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||951 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
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Species mentioned in habitat description
|Species scientific name||English common name||Species group|
|Drosera intermedia||Flowering Plants|
|Drosera rotundifolia||Flowering Plants|
|Rhynchospora alba||Flowering Plants|
|Rhynchospora fusca||Flowering Plants|