Boreal tufted hairgrass meadows

English name: Boreal tufted hairgrass meadows

Description (English)

Wet meadows of the middle boreal, northern boreal, oceanic boreal, arctoalpine zones of Fennoscandia and of Iceland, where they colonize moist stoney slopes and land slips on mountainsides as well as valley bottom allluvions, dominated by Deschampsia cespitosa, Carex nigra, Ranunculus acris and, in Fennoscandia, Cirsium helenioides, with, in particular, Bartsia alpina, Polygonum viviparum (Bistorta vivipara), Filipendula ulmaria, Geranium sylvaticum, Rumex acetosa; the cortège of Fennoscandian communities includes Rubus arcticus, Saussurea alpina, Trollius europaeus, Viola epipsila, that of Icelandic communities Agrostis canina, Agrostis capillaris, Anthoxanthum odoratum, Cardamine pratensis, Equisetum palustre, Equisetum pratense, Festuca rubra s.l., Festuca vivipara, Juncus balticus, Trifolium repens.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.4132
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E3.4)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Agrostis canina
Flowering Plants Agrostis capillaris
Flowering Plants Anthoxanthum odoratum
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Cardamine pratensis
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Cirsium helenioides
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Ferns Equisetum palustre
Ferns Equisetum pratense
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Festuca vivipara
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Juncus balticus
Flowering Plants Polygonum viviparum
Flowering Plants Ranunculus acris
Flowering Plants Rubus arcticus
Flowering Plants Rumex acetosa
Flowering Plants Saussurea alpina
Flowering Plants Trifolium repens
Flowering Plants Trollius europaeus
Flowering Plants Viola epipsila
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Agrostis canina Flowering Plants
Agrostis capillaris Flowering Plants
Anthoxanthum odoratum Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Cardamine pratensis Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Cirsium helenioides Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Equisetum palustre Ferns
Equisetum pratense Ferns
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Festuca vivipara Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Juncus balticus Flowering Plants
Polygonum viviparum Flowering Plants
Ranunculus acris Flowering Plants
Rubus arcticus Flowering Plants
Rumex acetosa Flowering Plants
Saussurea alpina Flowering Plants
Trifolium repens Flowering Plants
Trollius europaeus Flowering Plants
Viola epipsila Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.2132 Boreal tufted hairgrass meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.4132 Boreal tufted hairgrass meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.4132 Boreal tufted hairgrass meadows same
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