Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-brown moss-sphagnum fens

English name: Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-brown moss-sphagnum fens

Description (English)

Fen lawn communities of boreal regions of the Palaearctic domaine, in particular, of boreal Fennoscandia, dominated by Scirpus cespitosus ssp. cespitosus (Trichophorum cespitosum), Molinia caerulea, with Myrica gale and Carex lasiocarpa, and a sphagnum and brown moss carpet mainly of Sphagnum papillosum, accompanied by Sphagnum angustifolium, Sphagnum imbricatum, Sphagnum plumulosum, Sphagnum subfulvum, Sphagnum subsecundum, Sphagnum teres, Sphagnum warnstorfii, Calliergon sarmentosum, Campylium stellatum, Drepanocladus badius. The species cortège, which typically comprises some rich fen species, may include Andromeda polifolia, Carex chordorrhiza, Carex dioica, Menyanthes trifoliata, Parnassia palustris, Pinguicula vulgaris, Selaginella selaginoides, Tofieldia pusilla, Eriophorum vaginatum, Phragmites australis, Scirpus hudsonianus (Trichophorum alpinum).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.2922

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Ferns Selaginella selaginoides
Flowering Plants Andromeda polifolia
Flowering Plants Carex chordorrhiza
Flowering Plants Carex dioica
Flowering Plants Carex lasiocarpa
Flowering Plants Eriophorum vaginatum
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Myrica gale
Flowering Plants Parnassia palustris
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Flowering Plants Pinguicula vulgaris
Flowering Plants Scirpus hudsonianus
Flowering Plants Tofieldia pusilla
Flowering Plants Trichophorum alpinum
Flowering Plants Trichophorum cespitosum
Mosses & Liverworts Calliergon sarmentosum
Mosses & Liverworts Campylium stellatum
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus badius
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum angustifolium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum imbricatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum papillosum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subfulvum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum subsecundum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum teres
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum warnstorfii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Selaginella selaginoides Ferns
Andromeda polifolia Flowering Plants
Carex chordorrhiza Flowering Plants
Carex dioica Flowering Plants
Carex lasiocarpa Flowering Plants
Eriophorum vaginatum Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Myrica gale Flowering Plants
Parnassia palustris Flowering Plants
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Pinguicula vulgaris Flowering Plants
Scirpus hudsonianus Flowering Plants
Tofieldia pusilla Flowering Plants
Trichophorum alpinum Flowering Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Flowering Plants
Calliergon sarmentosum Mosses & Liverworts
Campylium stellatum Mosses & Liverworts
Drepanocladus badius Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum angustifolium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum imbricatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum papillosum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subfulvum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum subsecundum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum teres Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum warnstorfii Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.4922 Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-brown moss-sphagnum fens source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.2922 Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-brown moss-sphagnum fens same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.2922 Boreal purple moorgrass-deergrass-brown moss-sphagnum fens same
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