Fennoscandian brown moss yellow sedge fens

English name: Fennoscandian brown moss yellow sedge fens

Description (English)

Fen communities of Fennoscandia, concentrated in eutrophic districts, with a field layer of sedges, herbs and grasses that may include Carex dioica, Carex flava, Carex lasiocarpa, Carex panicea, Carex rostrata, Eriophorum latifolium, Schoenus ferrugineus, Scirpus hudsonianus (Trichophorum alpinum), Scirpus cespitosus ssp. cespitosus (Trichophorum cespitosum), Molinia caerulea, Equisetum palustre, Selaginella selaginoides, Bartsia alpina, Parnassia palustris, Potentilla erecta, Primula farinosa, Saussurea alpina, Tofieldia pusilla, sometimes with Erica tetralix, Andromeda polifolia, Betula nana, Vaccinium oxycoccos, and a brown-moss carpet dominated by Campylium stellatum, Paludella squarrosa, Tomentypnum nitens, with Drepanocladus intermedius, Fissidens adianthoides, sometimes dominated by Sphagnum warnstorfii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1521
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 Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex flava
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Carex panicea
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus intermedius
Ferns Equisetum palustre
Flowering Plants Erica tetralix
Flowering Plants Eriophorum latifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Fissidens adianthoides
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Potentilla erecta
Flowering Plants Primula farinosa
Flowering Plants Saussurea alpina
Flowering Plants Schoenus ferrugineus
Flowering Plants Scirpus hudsonianus
Ferns Selaginella selaginoides
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Flowering Plants Tofieldia pusilla
Mosses & Liverworts Tomentypnum nitens
Flowering Plants Trichophorum alpinum
Flowering Plants Trichophorum cespitosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex flava Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Carex panicea Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus intermedius Mosses & Liverworts
Equisetum palustre Ferns
Erica tetralix Flowering Plants
Eriophorum latifolium Flowering Plants
Fissidens adianthoides Mosses & Liverworts
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Potentilla erecta Flowering Plants
Primula farinosa Flowering Plants
Saussurea alpina Flowering Plants
Schoenus ferrugineus Flowering Plants
Scirpus hudsonianus Flowering Plants
Selaginella selaginoides Ferns
Sphagnum warnstorfii Mosses & Liverworts
Tofieldia pusilla Flowering Plants
Tomentypnum nitens Mosses & Liverworts
Trichophorum alpinum Flowering Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.2521 Fennoscandian brown moss 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 D4.1521 Fennoscandian brown moss yellow sedge fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1521 Fennoscandian brown moss yellow sedge fens same
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