Boreal meadow springs
Bryophyte-rich communities of lime-poor cold springs of the subalpine and alpine zones of boreoalpine and arctoalpine mountains of Fennoscandia and of Iceland, characterized by a greater abundance of tall herbs than in the communities of units D2.2C12 to D2.2C15, in particular, of units D2.2C12 and D2.2C13, to which they are closely related, with a resulting lesser prominence of the moss carpet, dominated by Pohlia wahlenbergii ssp. glacialis (Pohlia albicans f. glacialis) or Philonotis fontana. The communities of this unit may grade into Potentilla crantzii-Bistorta vivipara communities of unit E4.126 and moist Dryas heaths of unit F2.293.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code D2.2C16|
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112||54.1116||Boreal meadow springs||source|