Soft water springs

English name: Soft water springs

Description (English)

Springs with cold, acid to neutral, oligotrophic waters, dominated either by mosses or vascular plants, depending on light conditions and altitude. Species-poor communities, especially in lower altitudes. Alliance Caricion remotae including several associations, with characteristic species Caltha palustris ssp. laeta, Cardamine amara ssp. amara, Carex remota, Chrysosplenium alternifolium, Veronica beccabunga, Bryum pseudotriquetrum and Conocephalum conicum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C2.11

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Bryum pseudotriquetrum
Flowering Plants Carex remota
Flowering Plants Chrysosplenium alternifolium
Flowering Plants Veronica beccabunga
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bryum pseudotriquetrum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex remota Flowering Plants
Chrysosplenium alternifolium Flowering Plants
Veronica beccabunga Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types Y Freshwater springs; oases wider
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.5.1.3 Alpine Philonotis type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.5.1.2 Meadow type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.5.1.3a Icelandic Philonotis variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.5.1.1 Spring fen, Intermediate Drepanocladus type n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 1.3.3 Végétation des sources acides same
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R1.2 LUČNÍ PRAMENIŠTĚ BEZ TVORBY PĚNOVCŮ (Meadow springs without tufa formation) wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R1.4 LESNÍ PRAMENIŠTĚ BEZ TVORBY PĚNOVCŮ (Forest springs without tufa formation) not defined
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R1.5 SUBALPÍNSKÁ PRAMENIŠTĚ (Subalpine springs) wider
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 8112000 Prameniská na nevápencovych horninach v montánnom až subalpínskom a alpínskom stupni n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 8111000 Prameniská na nevápencovych horninach v kolinnom až montánnom stupni n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C2.11 Soft water springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C2.11 Soft water springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C2.11 Soft water springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C2.11 Soft water springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C2.31 Soft water springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 C2.31 Soft water springs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.11 Soft water springs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.11 Soft water springs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.11   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 54.11   same
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