Great horsetail springs

English name: Great horsetail springs

Description (English)

Mires of spring or seep systems of nemoral Europe fed by lime-rich waters over clay soils physiognomically dominated by the presence, alongside Cratoneurion commutati communities, of colonies of the large horsetail Equisetum telmateia, pure or accompanied by other species characteristic of lowland tall herb communities (unit E5.4); these colonies may be dense, extensive and up to three metres tall.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1N12
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D4.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Equisetum telmateia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Equisetum telmateia Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.1222 Great horsetail springs source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.1N12 Great horsetail springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1N12 Great horsetail springs same
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