Slender sedge beds

English name: Slender sedge beds

Description (English)

Palaearctic terrestrialisation communities dominated by Carex lasiocarpa, characteristic of dystrophic to mesotrophic waters with low to moderate level fluctuations, on weakly to moderately acid peaty substrates or gyttyas, most widespread in northern and continental Eurasia, with representatives in Atlantic Europe, in particular in Ireland, and, as rare glacial relicts, in Alpine lands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D5.2143
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 lasiocarpa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 53.2143 Slender sedge beds source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D5.2143 Slender sedge beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D5.2143 Slender sedge beds same
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