Screens or veils of perennial tall herbs lining watercourses

Description (English)

Tall herbs fringe communities on banks of runnning waters on gleyic soils with humus horizon. Characteristic species are Petasites spp., Filipendula ulmaria, Aegopodium podagraria, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Urtica dioica, Mentha longifolia, Angelica sylvestris, Caltha palustris, Crepis paludosa, Epilobium hirsutum and Geranium palustre. Vegetation of Calthion, Senecionion fluviatilis, and Petasition officinalis is found in this unit. Often replaced by neophytes or ruderal plants.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code R551

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aegopodium podagraria
Flowering Plants Angelica sylvestris
Flowering Plants Caltha palustris
Flowering Plants Chaerophyllum hirsutum
Flowering Plants Crepis paludosa
Flowering Plants Epilobium hirsutum
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Geranium palustre
Flowering Plants Mentha longifolia
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aegopodium podagraria Flowering Plants
Angelica sylvestris Flowering Plants
Caltha palustris Flowering Plants
Chaerophyllum hirsutum Flowering Plants
Crepis paludosa Flowering Plants
Epilobium hirsutum Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Geranium palustre Flowering Plants
Mentha longifolia Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) E5.41 Screens or veils of perennial tall herbs lining watercourses same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E5.41 Screens or veils of perennial tall herbs lining watercourses same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E5.41 Screens or veils of perennial tall herbs lining watercourses same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E5.41 Screens or veils of perennial tall herbs lining watercourses same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E5.41 Screens or veils of perennial tall herbs lining watercourses same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E3.61 Watercourse veils same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E2.61 Watercourse veils same
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