Eriophorum vaginatum-deergrass-sphagnum fens

English name: Eriophorum vaginatum-deergrass-sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Species-poor poor fen lawn communities of the Palaearctic domaine, in particular, of northern and western Fennoscandia, dominated by Scirpus cespitosus (Trichophorum cespitosum) and Eriophorum vaginatum, with a ground layer dominated by Sphagnum papillosum, Sphagnum compactum or Sphagnum balticum, with Sphagnum magellanicum, Sphagnum rubellum, Sphagnum tenellum; the species cortège includes Andromeda polifolia, Drosera rotundifolia, Menyanthes trifoliata, Myrica gale, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Carex pauciflora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2912

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Carex pauciflora
Flowering Plants Drosera rotundifolia
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Scirpus cespitosus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum balticum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum compactum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum magellanicum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum rubellum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum tenellum
Flowering Plants Trichophorum cespitosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Carex pauciflora Flowering Plants
Drosera rotundifolia Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Scirpus cespitosus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum balticum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum compactum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum magellanicum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum rubellum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum tenellum Mosses & Liverworts
Trichophorum cespitosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4912 Eriophorum vaginatum-deergrass-sphagnum fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2912 Eriophorum vaginatum-deergrass-sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2912 Eriophorum vaginatum-deergrass-sphagnum fens same
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