Temperate riparian scrub

Description (English)

Scrub of Salix spp. and Myricaria germanica developed on the mineral sediments of banks, shoals and gravel bars of lowland to montane streams through the temperate zone, re-establishing after seasonal flooding or succeeding to riparian and gallery forest where the sediments stabilise.
Remark: Salix acutifolia scrub in Ukraine, occurring not only in floodplains, needs to be considered as potential new habitat.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S91
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Myricaria germanica
Flowering Plants Salix salviifolia

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Myricaria germanica Flowering Plants
Salix salviifolia Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Phalaroides arundinacea
Flowering Plants Agrostis stolonifera
Flowering Plants Ranunculus repens
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Galium aparine
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Poa trivialis
Ferns Equisetum arvense
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Dactylis glomerata
Flowering Plants Tussilago farfara
Flowering Plants Lythrum salicaria

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Phalaroides arundinacea Flowering Plants
Agrostis stolonifera Flowering Plants
Ranunculus repens Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Galium aparine Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Poa trivialis Flowering Plants
Equisetum arvense Ferns
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Dactylis glomerata Flowering Plants
Tussilago farfara Flowering Plants
Lythrum salicaria Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Salix purpurea
Flowering Plants Salix triandra
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Salix viminalis
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Myricaria germanica

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix purpurea Flowering Plants
Salix triandra Flowering Plants
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Salix viminalis Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Myricaria germanica Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F9.1 Riverine scrub same
European Red List of Habitats F9.1 Temperate and boreal riparian scrub narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.1 Riverine scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F9.1 Riverine and lakeshore Salix scrub same
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