Brown sedge beds

English name: Brown sedge beds

Description (English)

Formations of Carex disticha of Palaearctic humid alluvial meadows on clay and of temporarily drying peatbogs; often in contact with grasslands of the Calthion and sometimes placed in that alliance; they tolerate fairly long desiccation and have a relatively rich accompanying flora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D5.211
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D5.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex disticha
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex disticha Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 53.211 Brown sedge beds source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D5.211 Brown sedge beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D5.211 Brown sedge beds same
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