Thread rush meadows

English name: Thread rush meadows

Description (English)

Humid and wet meadows of sub-Atlantic Europe dominated by or rich in Juncus filiformis, or, in Iceland, Juncus balticus (Juncus arcticus), often accompanied by Carex nigra, Carex echinata, Molinia caerulea, Potentilla erecta, mostly developed on lime-poor soils, of strong boreal affinities, most characteristic of Fennoscandia, Iceland, the northern Germano-Baltic plain and the neighbouring Hercynian ranges, rare farther south, limited to small surfaces in cold-pocket areas of the greater Hercynian ranges and the pre-Alps.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.416
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 Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Juncus arcticus
Flowering Plants Juncus balticus
Flowering Plants Juncus filiformis
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Juncus arcticus Flowering Plants
Juncus balticus Flowering Plants
Juncus filiformis Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.216 Thread rush meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.416 Thread rush meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.416 Thread rush meadows same
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