Molinia caerulea wet heaths

English name: Purple moorgrass (Molinia) wet heaths

Description (English)

Degraded facies of wet heaths, humid heaths and swamp-heaths of the Atlantic and sub-Atlantic zones, dominated by Molinia caerulea. Includes heaths on drained open peatlands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F4.13
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F4.1)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Molinia caerulea
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Molinia caerulea Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.13 Purple moorgrass wet heaths source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.2. Moors and heathland n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.2.2 Bog Myrtle-Purple Moor grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 5.1.1.5c Moist heather heath-Purple Moorgrass-variant n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4.1.2 Lande de dégradation de tourbières same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F4.13 Molinia caerulea wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F4.13 Molinia caerulea wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F4.13 Molinia caerulea wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F4.13 Molinia caerulea wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F4.13 Molinia caerulea wet heaths same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F4.13 Purple moorgrass wet heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.13 Purple moorgrass wet heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.13 Purple moorgrass wet heaths same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.13   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.13   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.13   same
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