Scandinavian espalier willow snowbed communities

Description (English)

Espalier willow communities of calcareous stonefields in mountains in heavy-rainfall areas of boreal and arctic Scandinavia dominated by Salix reticulata, often exclusively, and Poa alpina, with a sparser participation of, among others, Salix polaris, Antennaria alpina, Pinguicula alpina, Silene acaulis, Tofieldia pusilla, Viola biflora, Thalictrum alpinum, Festuca vivipara, Equisetum variegatum, Selaginella selaginoides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S2-1212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Antennaria alpina
Ferns Equisetum variegatum
Flowering Plants Festuca vivipara
Flowering Plants Pinguicula alpina
Flowering Plants Poa alpina
Flowering Plants Salix polaris
Flowering Plants Salix reticulata
Ferns Selaginella selaginoides
Flowering Plants Silene acaulis
Flowering Plants Thalictrum alpinum
Flowering Plants Tofieldia pusilla
Flowering Plants Viola biflora
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Antennaria alpina Flowering Plants
Equisetum variegatum Ferns
Festuca vivipara Flowering Plants
Pinguicula alpina Flowering Plants
Poa alpina Flowering Plants
Salix polaris Flowering Plants
Salix reticulata Flowering Plants
Selaginella selaginoides Ferns
Silene acaulis Flowering Plants
Thalictrum alpinum Flowering Plants
Tofieldia pusilla Flowering Plants
Viola biflora Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F2.1212 Scandinavian espalier willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F2.1212 Scandinavian espalier willow snowbed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F2.1212 Scandinavian espalier willow snowbed communities same
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