Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths

English name: Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths

Description (English)

Erica tetralix or, at lower altitudes, Scirpus cespitosus-Erica tetralix wet heaths of Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog slopes or tops of slopes, developed on shallower peats, in better drained situations, in more minerotrophic conditions than the communities of unit D1.221. Eriophorum vaginatum is less prominent in the sward, and sphagna sparser in the ground cover, while shrubs, Juncus squarrosus and Nardus stricta are more vigorous or commoner.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D1.226
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 Erica tetralix
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Juncus squarrosus
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Flowering Plants Scirpus cespitosus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Erica tetralix Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Juncus squarrosus Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Scirpus cespitosus Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 52.26 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D1.226 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D1.226 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D1.226 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D1.226 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D1.226 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D1.226 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 52.26 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 52.26 Hiberno-Britannic upland blanket bog wet heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 52.26   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 52.26   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 52.26   same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100