Soft water spring mires

English name: Soft water spring mires

Description (English)

Spring mires of acid or neutral, oligotrophic to eutrophic non-calcareous springs. The specialised spring communities belong to the various associations of the Montio-Cardaminetea. The associated swamp communities belong to the Caricetalia fuscae and may be found in unit D2.22. The hydrophilous mosses Bryum schleicheri, Philonotis fontana, Pellia epiphylla, Brachythecium rivulare and vascular plants Cardamine amara, Cardamine acris, Rumex balcanicus, Saxifraga stellaris, Montia rivularis among others are the dominant species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2C

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Brachythecium rivulare
Mosses & Liverworts Bryum schleicheri
Flowering Plants Cardamine acris
Flowering Plants Cardamine amara
Flowering Plants Montia rivularis
Mosses & Liverworts Philonotis fontana
Flowering Plants Rumex balcanicus
Flowering Plants Saxifraga stellaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Brachythecium rivulare Mosses & Liverworts
Bryum schleicheri Mosses & Liverworts
Cardamine acris Flowering Plants
Cardamine amara Flowering Plants
Montia rivularis Flowering Plants
Philonotis fontana Mosses & Liverworts
Rumex balcanicus Flowering Plants
Saxifraga stellaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.11 Soft water spring mires source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M35 Ranunculus omiophyllus-Montia fontana rill narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M34 Carex demissa-Koenigia islandica flush not defined
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M33 Pohlia wahlenbergii var. glacialis spring narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M31 Anthelia julacea-Sphagnum auriculatum spring narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M32 Philonotis fontana-Saxifraga stellaris spring narrower
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R1.2 LUČNÍ PRAMENIŠTĚ BEZ TVORBY PĚNOVCŮ (Meadow springs without tufa formation) wider
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R1.4 LESNÍ PRAMENIŠTĚ BEZ TVORBY PĚNOVCŮ (Forest springs without tufa formation) not defined
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 R1.5 SUBALPÍNSKÁ PRAMENIŠTĚ (Subalpine springs) wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2C Soft water spring mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2C Soft water spring mires same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 D2.2C Soft water spring mires same
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