Sub-boreal Vaccinium heaths

Description (English)

Vaccinium-dominated, Vaccinium-rich and Empetrum-rich heaths of boreomontane affinities characteristic of northern and western uplands of Britain and of western and southern Scandinavia, with extensions in the Germano-Baltic plain, particularly in Jutland, Poland, southern Finland and the Baltic States. Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Vaccinium uliginosum, Empetrum nigrum, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens are strongly represented among the associates of Calluna vulgaris.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S4-212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium uliginosum
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium uliginosum Flowering Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea 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) F4.212 Sub-boreal Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.212 Sub-boreal Vaccinium heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.212 Subboreal Vaccinium heaths same
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