Boreal swamp alder forests

Description (English)

Swamp woods of the Scandinavian lowlands dominated by Alnus glutinosa and Alnus incana with a shrub layer dominated by Alnus spp., Betula pubescens and various Salix spp. The field layer, sometimes very sparse, includes Filipendula ulmaria, Epilobium palustre, Galium palustre, Iris pseudacorus, Lysimachia thyrsiflora, Lysimachia vulgaris, Viola palustris, Calla palustris, Thelypteris palustris, Carex canescens, Carex Elongata, Carex rostrata, Calamagrostis canescens, Deschampsia cespitosa. The ground layer, of Sphagnum and other mosses, is very poorly developed.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1515

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Alnus incana
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Alnus incana Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.415 Boreal swamp alder woods same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.415 Boreal swamp alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.415 Boreal swamp alder woods same
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