Boreal swamp alder woods

English name: Boreal swamp alder woods

Description (English)

Swamp woods of the Scandinavian lowlands dominated by Alnus glutinosa and Alnus incana with a shrub layer dominated by Alnus spp., Betula pubescens and various Salix spp. The field layer, sometimes very sparse, includes Filipendula ulmaria, Epilobium palustre, Galium palustre, Iris pseudacorus, Lysimachia thyrsiflora, Lysimachia vulgaris, Viola palustris, Calla palustris, Thelypteris palustris, Carex canescens, Carex Elongata, Carex rostrata, Calamagrostis canescens, Deschampsia cespitosa. The ground layer, of Sphagnum and other mosses, is very poorly developed.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.415
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (G1.41)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Thelypteris palustris
Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Alnus incana
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis canescens
Flowering Plants Calla palustris
Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex elongata
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Flowering Plants Epilobium palustre
Flowering Plants Filipendula ulmaria
Flowering Plants Galium palustre
Flowering Plants Iris pseudacorus
Flowering Plants Lysimachia thyrsiflora
Flowering Plants Lysimachia vulgaris
Flowering Plants Viola palustris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Thelypteris palustris Ferns
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Alnus incana Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis canescens Flowering Plants
Calla palustris Flowering Plants
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex elongata Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Epilobium palustre Flowering Plants
Filipendula ulmaria Flowering Plants
Galium palustre Flowering Plants
Iris pseudacorus Flowering Plants
Lysimachia thyrsiflora Flowering Plants
Lysimachia vulgaris Flowering Plants
Viola palustris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 44.915 Boreal swamp alder woods source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.415 Boreal swamp alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.415 Boreal swamp alder woods same
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