Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris rafts

English name: Bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of the Palaearctic domaine constituted by the association of forbs, in particular Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla palustris (Comarum palustre), Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Cicuta virosa, and sphagna or brown mosses, often in floating carpets, occupying wet areas in mire systems or the terrestrialisation zone at the edge of watercourses and waterbodies. The community is clearly structured into three layers. Potentilla palustris (Comarum palustre) dominates in the highest one, the second layer is dominated by Carex rostrata and Menyanthes trifoliata, and the third layer is composed of Sphagnum spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.39
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 rostrata
Flowering Plants Cicuta virosa
Flowering Plants Comarum palustre
Flowering Plants Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Potentilla palustris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Cicuta virosa Flowering Plants
Comarum palustre Flowering Plants
Hydrocotyle vulgaris Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Potentilla palustris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.59 Bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.2a Variant weakly influenced by springs n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.2.4.1d Buckbean-Sphagnum variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.1c Sedge-Calliergon richardsonii-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.2b Flash meadow variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.1c Sedge-Drepanocladus fluitans-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.3 Herb-Sedge-Sphagnum-Brown moss type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.2 Dwarf Willow-Paludella type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.3.3.1d Sedge-Drepanocladus exannulatus-procerus-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 3.4.3.2 Herb sedge-Brown moss type 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 D2.39 Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris rafts same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.39 Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris rafts same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.39 Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris rafts same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.39 Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris rafts same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.39 Menyanthes trifoliata and Potentilla palustris rafts same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.19 Bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.59 Bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.59 Bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.59   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.59   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.59   same
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