British black-white-star sedge acidic fens

English name: British black-white-star sedge acidic fens

Description (English)

Acidic sphagnum fens of the British Isles in which the herbaceous sward is formed by Carex echinata, Carex canescens, Carex nigra or Carex rostrata and sometimes Juncus effusus, Juncus acutiflorus or Nardus stricta.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.223

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex canescens
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Flowering Plants Carex nigra
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Juncus acutiflorus
Flowering Plants Juncus effusus
Flowering Plants Nardus stricta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex canescens Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Juncus acutiflorus Flowering Plants
Juncus effusus Flowering Plants
Nardus stricta Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.423 British black-white-star sedge acidic fens source
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M6 Carex echinata-Sphagnum recurvum/auriculatum mire overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.223 British black-white-star sedge acidic fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.223 British black-white-star sedge acidic fens same
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