Tufted sedge tussocks

English name: Tufted sedge tussocks

Description (English)

Formations of large, often crowded tussocks of Carex elata, of alkaline or eutrophic, peaty or organic soils of the Palaearctic domaine. Carex elata is, in particular, one of the constituents of species-rich sedge communities in alkaline fens. It is also typical of the flood plain of large, slow-flowing rivers.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D5.2151
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 elata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex elata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 53.2151 Tufted sedge tussocks source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D5.2151 Tufted sedge tussocks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D5.2151 Tufted sedge tussocks same
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