Boreo-nemoral bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts

English name: Boreo-nemoral bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts

Description (English)

Pioneering floating carpets of the boreal Palaearctic and of the nemoral Atlantic, sub-Atlantic and sub-Continental Palaearctic, constituted by Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla palustris (Comarum palustre), Hydrocotyle vulgaris, often with Equisetum fluviatile, Carex rostrata, Cicuta virosa, sphagna such as Sphagnum fallax, Sphagnum majus, Sphagnum riparium, Sphagnum squarrosum, or brown mosses, in particular, Drepanocladus exannulatus, forming, in mire systems and the terrestrialisation zone at the edge of watercourses and waterbodies, a transition between aquatic or amphibious communities and mire communites. Initial stages have Potamogeton polygonifolius or Potamogeton coloratus, late stages, Carex nigra, Juncus acutiflorus, Molinia caerulea.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D2.391
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 nigra
Flowering Plants Carex rostrata
Flowering Plants Cicuta virosa
Flowering Plants Comarum palustre
Mosses & Liverworts Drepanocladus exannulatus
Ferns Equisetum fluviatile
Flowering Plants Hydrocotyle vulgaris
Flowering Plants Juncus acutiflorus
Flowering Plants Menyanthes trifoliata
Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Flowering Plants Potamogeton coloratus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton polygonifolius
Flowering Plants Potentilla palustris
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum fallax
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum majus
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum riparium
Mosses & Liverworts Sphagnum squarrosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carex nigra Flowering Plants
Carex rostrata Flowering Plants
Cicuta virosa Flowering Plants
Comarum palustre Flowering Plants
Drepanocladus exannulatus Mosses & Liverworts
Equisetum fluviatile Ferns
Hydrocotyle vulgaris Flowering Plants
Juncus acutiflorus Flowering Plants
Menyanthes trifoliata Flowering Plants
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants
Potamogeton coloratus Flowering Plants
Potamogeton polygonifolius Flowering Plants
Potentilla palustris Flowering Plants
Sphagnum fallax Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum majus Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum riparium Mosses & Liverworts
Sphagnum squarrosum Mosses & Liverworts

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 54.591 Boreo-nemoral bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 D2.391 Boreo-nemoral bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 D2.391 Boreo-nemoral bog bean and marsh cinquefoil rafts same
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