Fennoscandian Sphagnum warnstorfii yellow sedge fens

English name: Fennoscandian Sphagnum warnstorfii yellow sedge fens

Description (English)

Fen communities of subalpine and lower alpine zones of Fennoscandia, concentrated in eutrophic areas, with a field layer of sedges, herbs and grasses and sparse willows, notably Salix glauca, Salix lapponum; Anthriscus sylvestris, Carex juncella, Potentilla palustris are characteristic as are the dominating bryophytes, Tomentypnum nitens and Sphagnum warnstorfii; the species cortège may include Carex dioica, Carex flava, Carex lasiocarpa, Eriophorum latifolium, Scirpus hudsonianus (Trichophorum alpinum), Molinia caerulea, Equisetum palustre, Equisetum fluviatile, Bartsia alpina, Crepis paludosa, Geranium sylvaticum, Menyanthes trifoliata, Parnassia palustris, Saussurea alpina, Andromeda polifolia, Betula nana, Salix myrsinites, Vaccinium oxycoccos, Paludella squarrosa, Alacomnium palustre, Sphagnum angustifolium. Sphagnum warnstorfii sedge communities are drier than the brown moss fen communities of unit D4.1521 and often occupy fen hummocks.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D4.1522
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 Anthriscus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Bartsia alpina
Flowering Plants Betula nana
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex flava
Flowering Plants Carex juncella
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Crepis paludosa
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Ferns Equisetum palustre
Flowering Plants Eriophorum latifolium
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Mosses & Liverworts Paludella squarrosa
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Potentilla palustris
Flowering Plants Salix glauca
Flowering Plants Salix lapponum
Flowering Plants Salix myrsinites
Flowering Plants Saussurea alpina
Flowering Plants Scirpus hudsonianus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Mosses & Liverworts Tomentypnum nitens
Flowering Plants Trichophorum alpinum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium oxycoccos
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Anthriscus sylvestris Flowering Plants
Bartsia alpina Flowering Plants
Betula nana Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex flava Flowering Plants
Carex juncella Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Crepis paludosa Flowering Plants
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Equisetum palustre Ferns
Eriophorum latifolium Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Paludella squarrosa Mosses & Liverworts
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Potentilla palustris Flowering Plants
Salix glauca Flowering Plants
Salix lapponum Flowering Plants
Salix myrsinites Flowering Plants
Saussurea alpina Flowering Plants
Scirpus hudsonianus Flowering Plants
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum warnstorfii Mosses & Liverworts
Tomentypnum nitens Mosses & Liverworts
Trichophorum alpinum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium oxycoccos Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.2522 Fennoscandian Sphagnum warnstorfii 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 D4.1522 Fennoscandian Sphagnum warnstorfii yellow sedge fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D4.1522 Fennoscandian Sphagnum warnstorfii yellow sedge fens same
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