Acidocline purple moorgrass meadows

English name: Acidocline purple moorgrass meadows

Description (English)

Relatively species-poor humid grasslands of oligotrophic acid moist gley soils, sometimes with stagnant water and peat formation, of middle Europe north to the southern boreal approaches in Fennoscandia and the Faeroe Islands, and south to northwestern Iberia, with Succisa pratensis, Potentilla erecta, Potentilla anglica, Viola persicifolia, Viola palustris, Galium uliginosum, Cirsium dissectum, Crepis paludosa, Luzula multiflora, Juncus conglomeratus (Juncus subuliflorus), Ophioglossum vulgatum, Inula britannica, Lotus uliginosus, Dianthus deltoides, Carex pallescens, Carex demissa, Carex canescens, Carex echinata.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.512
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E3.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Ophioglossum vulgatum
Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex demissa
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex pallescens
Flowering Plants Cirsium dissectum
Flowering Plants Crepis paludosa
Flowering Plants Dianthus deltoides
Flowering Plants Galium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Inula britannica
Flowering Plants Juncus conglomeratus
Flowering Plants Juncus subuliflorus
Flowering Plants Lotus uliginosus
Flowering Plants Luzula multiflora
Flowering Plants Potentilla anglica
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Flowering Plants Succisa pratensis
Flowering Plants Viola palustris
Flowering Plants Viola persicifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ophioglossum vulgatum Ferns
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex demissa Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex pallescens Flowering Plants
Cirsium dissectum Flowering Plants
Crepis paludosa Flowering Plants
Dianthus deltoides Flowering Plants
Galium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Inula britannica Flowering Plants
Juncus conglomeratus Flowering Plants
Juncus subuliflorus Flowering Plants
Lotus uliginosus Flowering Plants
Luzula multiflora Flowering Plants
Potentilla anglica Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Succisa pratensis Flowering Plants
Viola palustris Flowering Plants
Viola persicifolia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.312 Acidocline purple moorgrass meadows source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E3.512 Acidocline purple moorgrass meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.512 Acidocline purple moorgrass meadows same
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