Meso-eutrophic swamp alder forests

Description (English)

Mesotrophic and meso-eutrophic Alnus glutinosa swamp woods of middle European and western Siberian, nemoral and sub-boreal, marshy depressions, with Carex elongata, Thelypteris palustris, Dryopteris cristata, Osmunda regalis, Solanum dulcamara, Calystegia sepium, Ribes nigrum, Calamagrostis canescens and often, in acidocline variants, Betula pubescens. The constancy of Carex elongata is characteristic on the continent, less so in Britain. Tall sedges, Carex paniculata, Carex acutiformis, Carex elata, often dominate the herb layer in the most humid types.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-511

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Alnus glutinosa
Flowering Plants Betula pubescens
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis canescens
Flowering Plants Calystegia sepium
Flowering Plants Carex acutiformis
Flowering Plants Carex elata
Flowering Plants Carex elongata
Flowering Plants Carex paniculata
Ferns Dryopteris cristata
Ferns Osmunda regalis
Flowering Plants Ribes nigrum
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Ferns Thelypteris palustris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alnus glutinosa Flowering Plants
Betula pubescens Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis canescens Flowering Plants
Calystegia sepium Flowering Plants
Carex acutiformis Flowering Plants
Carex elata Flowering Plants
Carex elongata Flowering Plants
Carex paniculata Flowering Plants
Dryopteris cristata Ferns
Osmunda regalis Ferns
Ribes nigrum Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Thelypteris palustris Ferns

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) G1.411 Meso-eutrophic swamp alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.411 Meso-eutrophic swamp alder woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.411 Meso-eutrophic swamp alder woods same
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