British dioecious-yellow sedge fens

English name: British dioecious-yellow sedge fens

Description (English)

Small Carex swards of calcareous, soligenous mires on peat or mineral gleys, with Carex dioica, Carex lepidocarpa, Carex demissa, Carex nigra, Carex hostiana, Carex flacca, Carex panicea, Eriophorum latifolium, Eleocharis quinqueflora, Blysmus compressus, Scirpus setaceus, Pinguicula vulgaris, Primula farinosa, Bartsia alpina, Tofieldia pusilla and sometimes, Juncus articulatus, Juncus alpinoarticulatus, Molinia caerulea, Equisetum variegatum, Anagallis tenella, Epipactis palustris and the bryophytes Campylium stellatum, Bryum pseudotriquetrum, Drepanocladus revolvens, Riccardia pinguis, Cratoneuron commutatum, Fissidens adianthoides, characteristic mostly of northern England and Scotland.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.151
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

Flowering Plants Anagallis tenella
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Blysmus compressus
Mosses & Liverworts Bryum pseudotriquetrum
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Flowering Plants Carex demissa
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex flacca
Flowering Plants Carex hostiana
Flowering Plants Carex lepidocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Mosses & Liverworts Cratoneuron commutatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus revolvens
Flowering Plants Eleocharis quinqueflora
Flowering Plants Epipactis palustris
Ferns Equisetum variegatum
Flowering Plants Eriophorum latifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Fissidens adianthoides
Flowering Plants Juncus alpinoarticulatus
Flowering Plants Juncus articulatus
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Pinguicula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Primula farinosa
Flowering Plants Scirpus setaceus
Flowering Plants Tofieldia pusilla
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anagallis tenella Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Blysmus compressus Flowering Plants
Bryum pseudotriquetrum Mosses & Liverworts
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex demissa Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex flacca Flowering Plants
Carex hostiana Flowering Plants
Carex lepidocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Cratoneuron commutatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus revolvens Mosses & Liverworts
Eleocharis quinqueflora Flowering Plants
Epipactis palustris Flowering Plants
Equisetum variegatum Ferns
Eriophorum latifolium Flowering Plants
Fissidens adianthoides Mosses & Liverworts
Juncus alpinoarticulatus Flowering Plants
Juncus articulatus Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Pinguicula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Primula farinosa Flowering Plants
Scirpus setaceus Flowering Plants
Tofieldia pusilla Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.251 British dioecious-yellow sedge fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D4.151 British dioecious-yellow sedge fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.151 British dioecious-yellow sedge fens same
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