Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-sphagnum fens

English name: Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Fen lawn communities of the western Palaearctic, in particular, of the mountains of Fennoscandia, of central Finland, southern Sweden and Denmark, and of the Faeroe Islands, dominated by Molinia caerulea, Scirpus cespitosus ssp. cespitosus (Trichophorum cespitosum), Narthecium ossifragum with Myrica gale, with a sphagnum carpet mainly of Sphagnum papillosum and Sphagnum compactum; These communities occur on strings and, in mountainous areas, in mire margins and along soaks. The species cortège includes, among others, Carex dioica, Carex echinata, Eriophorum vaginatum, Selaginella selaginoides, Viola palustris, Calliergon stramineum, Drepanocladus badius. Communities of the Faeroe Islands lack Sphagnum compactum and Myrica gale; they may be dominated by Eriophorum angustifolium.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2921

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon stramineum
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex echinata
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus badius
Flowering Plants Eriophorum angustifolium
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Narthecium ossifragum
Ferns Selaginella selaginoides
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum compactum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Flowering Plants Trichophorum cespitosum
Flowering Plants Viola palustris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Calliergon stramineum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex echinata Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus badius Mosses & Liverworts
Eriophorum angustifolium Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Narthecium ossifragum Flowering Plants
Selaginella selaginoides Ferns
Sphagnum compactum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts
Trichophorum cespitosum Flowering Plants
Viola palustris Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4921 Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-sphagnum fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2921 Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2921 Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-sphagnum fens same
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