Eriophorum vaginatum quaking bogs

English name: Harestail cottonsedge quaking bogs

Description (English)

Transition mire communities in which the grass layer is dominated by Eriophorum vaginatum on a thick mat of Sphagnum recurvum, with Polytrichum commune often forming a second moss layer. Associated plants include Carex nigra and Agrostis canina. Typical raised bog plants are few, often limited to Carex pauciflora and Vaccinium oxycoccos.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3C
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 Agrostis canina
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum commune
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum recurvum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis canina Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Polytrichum commune Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum recurvum Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.5C Harestail cottonsedge quaking bogs source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes 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 D2.3C Eriophorum vaginatum quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.3C Eriophorum vaginatum quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.3C Eriophorum vaginatum quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.3C Eriophorum vaginatum quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.3C Eriophorum vaginatum quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.1C Harestail cottonsedge quaking bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.5C Harestail cottonsedge quaking bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.5C Harestail cottonsedge quaking bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.5C   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.5C   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.5C   same
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