Britannic Eriophorum vaginatum blanket bogs

English name: Britannic cotton-grass blanket bogs

Description (English)

Species-poor upland blanket bog lawn communities of the Pennines overwhelmingly dominated by an open or closed canopy of low Eriophorum vaginatum tussocks, with few ericoid shrubs and a sparse and patchy ground cover in which sphagna are scarce; the most common vascular associates are usually Eriophorum angustifolium and Deschampsia flexuosa. They are characteristic of heavily grazed and burned expanses of blanket bog.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.222
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D1.2)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 52.22 Britannic cottonsedge blanket bogs source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M20 Eriophorum vaginatum blanket and raised mire same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.222 Britannic Eriophorum vaginatum blanket bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.222 Britannic Eriophorum vaginatum blanket bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D1.222 Britannic Eriophorum vaginatum blanket bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D1.222 Britannic Eriophorum vaginatum blanket bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D1.222 Britannic Eriophorum vaginatum blanket bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D1.222 Britannic cottonsedge blanket bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 52.22 Britannic cottonsedge blanket bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 52.22 Britannic cottonsedge blanket bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 52.22   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 52.22   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 52.22   same
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