Molinia caerulea quaking bogs

English name: Purple moorgrass (Molinia) quaking bogs

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of the Palaearctic domaine dominated by Molinia caerulea with Sphagnum cuspidatum, Eleocharis palustris, Rhynchospora alba, characteristic of low-lying areas in wet heaths and the periphery of fluctuating oligotrophic moor and heath pools.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.3D
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 Eleocharis palustris
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Rhynchospora alba
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum cuspidatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Eleocharis palustris Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Rhynchospora alba Flowering Plants
Sphagnum cuspidatum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.5D Purple moorgrass quaking bogs source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.3D Molinia caerulea quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.3D Molinia caerulea quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.3D Molinia caerulea quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 D2.3D Molinia caerulea quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 D2.3D Molinia caerulea quaking bogs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 D3.1D Purple moorgrass quaking bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 54.5D Purple moorgrass quaking bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 54.5D Purple moorgrass quaking bogs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 54.5D   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 54.5D   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 54.5D   same
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