Brook thistle meadows

English name: Brook thistle meadows

Description (English)

Eutrophic wet meadows of the Carpathian region dominated by Cirsium rivulare, eastern vicariant of the communities of unit E3.411, characteristically developed on loams, gleys or pseudogleys, often with anmoor (mineral soils, which have a very high portion of undecomposed organic mass) characteristics, in higher, cooler elevations of the montane level. They extend to lowland and hill pre-Pannonic areas, to the pre-Alps of Styria, to the eastern Hercynian ranges, and to the eastern Germano-Baltic plain, northeast, as rare communities, to Lithuania.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.41A
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 Cirsium rivulare
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cirsium rivulare Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.21A Brook thistle meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.41A Brook thistle meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.41A Brook thistle meadows same
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