Stitchwort ash-alder woods

English name: Stitchwort ash-alder woods

Description (English)

Alder or ash-alder galleries of the banks of fast-flowing nonalpine rivers and large brooks of western, central and northwestern Europe. They are usually codominated by Alnus glutinosa, Fraxinus excelsior and Acer pseudoplatanus, accompanied by Acer platanoides, Ulmus glabra, Ulmus laevis. Prunus padus is frequent in the undergrowth, shrubs include Ribes rubrum, Ribes uva-crispa, Corylus avellana; the herb layer comprises Stellaria nemorum, Impatiens noli-tangere, Aconitum vulparia, Allium ursinum, Geum rivale, Athyrium filix-femina, Dryopteris carthusiana, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ranunculus platanifolius, Urtica dioica, Ranunculus ficaria, Primula elatior, Lamium galeobdolon or Filipendula ulmaria, Luzula sylvatica. The gallery may be enclosed within other forests or reduced to a thin line of alders along rivers traversing pastureland.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.21211
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.21)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Athyrium filix-femina
Ferns Dryopteris carthusiana
Ferns Matteuccia struthiopteris
Flowering Plants Acer platanoides
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Flowering Plants Aconitum vulparia
Flowering Plants Allium ursinum
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Corylus avellana
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Fraxinus excelsior
Flowering Plants Geum rivale
Flowering Plants Impatiens noli-tangere
Flowering Plants Lamium galeobdolon
Flowering Plants Luzula sylvatica
Flowering Plants Primula elatior
Flowering Plants Prunus padus
Flowering Plants Ranunculus ficaria
Flowering Plants Ranunculus platanifolius
Flowering Plants Ribes rubrum
Flowering Plants Ribes uva-crispa
Flowering Plants Stellaria nemorum
Flowering Plants Ulmus glabra
Flowering Plants Ulmus laevis
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Athyrium filix-femina Ferns
Dryopteris carthusiana Ferns
Matteuccia struthiopteris Ferns
Acer platanoides Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Aconitum vulparia Flowering Plants
Allium ursinum Flowering Plants
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Corylus avellana Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Fraxinus excelsior Flowering Plants
Geum rivale Flowering Plants
Impatiens noli-tangere Flowering Plants
Lamium galeobdolon Flowering Plants
Luzula sylvatica Flowering Plants
Primula elatior Flowering Plants
Prunus padus Flowering Plants
Ranunculus ficaria Flowering Plants
Ranunculus platanifolius Flowering Plants
Ribes rubrum Flowering Plants
Ribes uva-crispa Flowering Plants
Stellaria nemorum Flowering Plants
Ulmus glabra Flowering Plants
Ulmus laevis Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.3211 Stitchwort ash-alder woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.21211 Stitchwort ash-alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.21211 Stitchwort ash-alder woods same
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