Boreal Eriophorum scheuchzeri fens

English name: Boreal Eriophorum scheuchzeri fens

Description (English)

Eriophorum scheuchzeri-dominated fen swards of boreal regions of the Palaearctic domaine, in particular of subalpine to middle alpine levels of the boreoalpine and arctoalpine mountains of Fennoscandia, dominated by Eriophorum scheuchzeri associated with a continuous brown moss carpet mostly of Drepanocladus exannulatus, with Philonotis fontana, occupying often snow-patch covered, waterlogged substrates. Carex lachenalii is characteristic in Fennoscandia; the vascular plant cortège may also include Calamagrostis stricta, Cardamine pratensis, Carex bigelowii, Deschampsia cespitosa, Equisetum arvense, Eriophorum angustifolium, Juncus biglumis, Koenigia islandica, Omalotheca supina (Gnaphalium supinum), Poa pratensis, Ranunculus reptans, Salix herbacea, Saxifraga stellaris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Calamagrostis stricta
Flowering Plants Cardamine pratensis
Flowering Plants Carex bigelowii
Flowering Plants Carex lachenalii
Flowering Plants Deschampsia cespitosa
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Ferns Equisetum arvense
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum scheuchzeri
Flowering Plants Gnaphalium supinum
Flowering Plants Juncus biglumis
Flowering Plants Koenigia islandica
Flowering Plants Omalotheca supina
Mosses & Liverworts Philonotis fontana
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis
Flowering Plants Ranunculus reptans
Flowering Plants Salix herbacea
Flowering Plants Saxifraga stellaris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calamagrostis stricta Flowering Plants
Cardamine pratensis Flowering Plants
Carex bigelowii Flowering Plants
Carex lachenalii Flowering Plants
Deschampsia cespitosa Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Equisetum arvense Ferns
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum scheuchzeri Flowering Plants
Gnaphalium supinum Flowering Plants
Juncus biglumis Flowering Plants
Koenigia islandica Flowering Plants
Omalotheca supina Flowering Plants
Philonotis fontana Mosses & Liverworts
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants
Ranunculus reptans Flowering Plants
Salix herbacea Flowering Plants
Saxifraga stellaris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.412 Boreal Eriophorum scheuchzeri fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.212 Boreal Eriophorum scheuchzeri fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.212 Boreal Eriophorum scheuchzeri fens same
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