Salix fen scrub

Description (English)

Scrub dominated by various species of Salix spp. on peaty and mineral soils maintained in a permanently waterlogged state by high groundwater in floodplain backwaters, around lakes and ponds, among mires and dunes, and in abandoned wet meadows and pastures, occurring through the lowlands of Atlantic, boreal and continental Europe and extending into the Mediterranean region at higher altitudes. Associated floras vary according to the base status of the groundwater and soils.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S92

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Myrica gale

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
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Lysimachia vulgaris
Flowering Plants Galium palustre
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Flowering Plants Frangula alnus
Flowering Plants Salix repens
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Lycopus europaeus
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Lythrum salicaria
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergonella cuspidata
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Comarum palustre
Flowering Plants Cirsium palustre
Flowering Plants Salix aurita
Flowering Plants Juncus effusus

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
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Lysimachia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Galium palustre Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Frangula alnus Flowering Plants
Salix repens Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Lycopus europaeus Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Lythrum salicaria Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Calliergonella cuspidata Mosses & Liverworts
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Comarum palustre Flowering Plants
Cirsium palustre Flowering Plants
Salix aurita Flowering Plants
Juncus effusus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Salix repens
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Frangula alnus
Flowering Plants Salix aurita

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
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Salix repens Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Frangula alnus Flowering Plants
Salix aurita Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
European Red List of Habitats F9.2 Salix fen scrub same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F9.2 Salix carr and fen scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.42 Salix carrs and fen scrubs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.62 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 44.92 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 44.92 Willow carrs and fen scrubs same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 44.92   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 44.92   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 44.92   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 44.92   same
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