Carex lasiocarpa swards

English name: Slender-sedge (Carex lasiocarpa) swards

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of boreal and western nemoral regions dominated by the medium sized Carex lasiocarpa, associated with either sphagna or pleurocarps and often accompanied by Eriophorum gracile, Menyanthes trifoliata, usually forming floating meadows. Vegetation of alliance Caricetum lasiocarpae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.31
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D2.3)
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 Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Eriophorum gracile
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Eriophorum gracile Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.51 Slender-sedge swards source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.1 Sedge - Sphagnum - Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.1b Sedge-Sphagnum subsecundum-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.4.1a Sedge-Sphagnum fallax variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.1 Sedge-Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.4.1b Sedge-Sphagnum papillosum-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.1b Sedge-Scorpidium scorpioides-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.4.1 Sedge - Sphagnum type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.1a Sedge-Sphagnum fallax-subsecundum-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.1a Sedge-Drepanocladus revolvens-variant n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.2.4.1 Cariçaie de transition dystrophe wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.31 Carex lasiocarpa swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.31 Carex lasiocarpa swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.31 Carex lasiocarpa swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.31 Carex lasiocarpa swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.31 Carex lasiocarpa swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.11 Slender-sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.51 Slender-sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.51 Slender-sedge swards same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.51   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.51   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.51   same
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