Boreal purple moorgrass meadows

English name: Boreal purple moorgrass meadows

Description (English)

Acidocline oligotrophic wet, often inundated, grasslands of boreal Fennoscandia dominated by Molinia caerulea, with Achillea millefolium, Bartsia alpina, Galium boreale, Geranium sylvaticum, Lysimachia thyrsiflora, Pinguicula vulgaris, Parnassia palustris, Scutellaria galericulata, Trientalis europaea, Viola epipsila, Carex acuta, Carex aquatilis, Juncus filiformis, Deschampsia cespitosa, Nardus stricta, Vaccinium uliginosum, Hypnum lindbergii, Mnium rugicum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E3.514
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

Flowering Plants Achillea millefolium
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Carex acuta
Flowering Plants Carex aquatilis
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Galium boreale
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Juncus filiformis
Flowering Plants Lysimachia thyrsiflora
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Pinguicula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Scutellaria galericulata
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Viola epipsila
Mosses & Liverworts Hypnum lindbergii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Achillea millefolium Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Carex acuta Flowering Plants
Carex aquatilis Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Galium boreale Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Juncus filiformis Flowering Plants
Lysimachia thyrsiflora Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Pinguicula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Scutellaria galericulata Flowering Plants
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Viola epipsila Flowering Plants
Hypnum lindbergii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 37.314 Boreal 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 E3.514 Boreal purple moorgrass meadows same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E3.514 Boreal purple moorgrass meadows same
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