Sub-Atlantic Agrostis-Sphagnum fens

English name: Sub-Atlantic Agrostis-Sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Sphagnum peatlands in which the herbaceous sward is formed by Agrostis canina ssp. stolonifera, often with Carex rostrata or Eriophorum angustifolium; the muscinal layer being usually formed by Sphagnum recurvum with Polytrichum commune.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2225

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichum commune
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum recurvum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Polytrichum commune Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum recurvum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4225 Sub-Atlantic Agrostis-Sphagnum fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2225 Sub-Atlantic Agrostis-Sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2225 Sub-Atlantic Agrostis-Sphagnum fens same
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