Marsh thistle meadows

English name: Marsh thistle meadows

Description (English)

Sub-Atlantic wet grasslands of brook banks and soggy slopes of rainy granitic and cristaline hills and low mountains of middle Europe, most characteristic of the eastern Hercynian ranges and the northern pre-Alps, extending west to the Hercynian ranges of sub-Atlantic western Europe, dominated by Cirsium palustre, accompanied by Angelica sylvestris at the lower altitudes, Polygonum bistorta at the higher altitudes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.41C
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 Angelica sylvestris
Flowering Plants Cirsium palustre
Flowering Plants Polygonum bistorta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Angelica sylvestris Flowering Plants
Cirsium palustre Flowering Plants
Polygonum bistorta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

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

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.41C Marsh thistle meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.41C Marsh thistle meadows same
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