Boreal mud sedge swards

English name: Boreal mud sedge swards

Description (English)

Transition mire communities of the northern boreal regions of the Palaearctic domaine, characteristic, in particular, of northern Finland, forming in flarks and rimpis of aapa mires, composed of a sparse field layer dominated by Carex limosa and Scheuchzeria palustris and a continuous ground layer of Sphagnum annulatum, Sphagnum balticum, Sphagnum lindbergii, Sphagnum majus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.343
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (D2.3)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Carex limosa
Flowering Plants Scheuchzeria palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum annulatum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum balticum
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum lindbergii
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum majus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex limosa Flowering Plants
Scheuchzeria palustris Flowering Plants
Sphagnum annulatum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum balticum Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum lindbergii Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum majus Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.543 Boreal mud sedge swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.343 Boreal mud sedge swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.343 Boreal mud sedge swards same
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