Variegated horsetail springs

English name: Variegated horsetail springs

Description (English)

Mires of spring or seep systems of boreal and nemoral Europe fed by lime-rich waters over sand or gravel soils physiognomically dominated by the presence, alongside Cratoneurion commutati formations, of communities belonging to or related to arcto-alpine riverine swards (unit D4.2) or subalpine willowherb stream communities (unit C3.55) comprising in particular stands of the perennial horsetail Equisetum variegatum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1N13
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 variegatum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Equisetum variegatum Ferns

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.1223 Variegated horsetail springs source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.1N13 Variegated horsetail springs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1N13 Variegated horsetail springs same
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