Fenno-Scandian polar willow snowbed communities

Description (English)

Snowbed communities of the boreal and arcto-alpine mountains of Scandinavia, characteristic of the edges of snowfields on calcareous often stone-littered soils with near-surface ground water or moisture in early spring and little or no solifluction, constituted by dense carpets of mosses and forbs in which Salix polaris dominates, often totally; the species cort

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S21221

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salix polaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix polaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.1221 Fenno-Scandian polar willow snowbed communities same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.1221 Fenno-Scandian polar willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.1221 Fenno-Scandian polar willow snowbed communities same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100