7110 - Tourbières hautes actives

Active raised bogs

Liste hiérarchisée et descriptifs des habitats d'intérêt communautaire de la directive "Habitats"


Acid bogs, ombrotrophic, poor in mineral nutrients, sustained mainly by rainwater, with a water level generally higher than the surrounding water table, with perennial vegetation dominated by colourful Sphagna hummocks allowing for the growth of the bog (Erico-Sphagnetalia magellanici, Scheuchzerietalia palustris p., Utricularietalia intermedio-minoris p., Caricetalia fuscae p.).
The term ‘active’ must be taken to mean still supporting a significant area of vegetation that is normally peat forming, but bogs where active peat formation is temporarily at a standstill, such as after a fire or during a natural climatic cycle e.g., a period of drought, are also included.

Espèces caractéristiques

Plants: Erico-Sphagnetalia magellanici- Andromeda polifolia, Carex pauciflora, Cladonia spp., Drosera rotundifolia, Eriophorum vaginatum, Odontoschisma sphagni, Sphagnum magellanicum, S. imbricatum, S. fuscum, Vaccinium oxycoccos; in the Boreal region also Betula nana, Chamaedaphne calyculata, Calluna vulgaris, Ledum palustre and Sphagnum angustifolium. Scheuchzerietalia palustris p., Utricularietalia intermedio-minoris p., Caricetalia fuscae p.- Carex
fusca, C. limosa, Drosera anglica, D. intermedia, Eriophorum gracile, Rhynchospora alba, R. fusca, Scheuchzeria palustris, Utricularia intermedia, U. minor, U. ochroleuca; in the Boreal region also Sphagnum balticum and S. majus.
Animals: Dragonflies- Leucorrhinia dubia, Aeshna subartica, A. caerulea, A. juncea, Somatochlora arctica, S. alpestris; Butterflies- Colias palaeno, Boloria aquilonaris, Coenonympha tullia, Vacciniina optilete, Hypenodes turfosalis, Eugraphe subrosea; Spiders- Pardosa sphagnicola, Glyphesis cottonae; Ants- Formica transkaucassia; Cricket/Grasshopper- Metrioptera brachyptera, Stethophyma grossum.

Correspondances avec la classification du Paléarctique


Correspondances avec d'autres classifications

United Kingdom classification: ‘M1 Sphagnum auriculatum bog pool community', ‘M3 Eriophorum angustifolium bog pool community', ‘M18 Erica tetralix-Sphagum papillosum raised and blanket mire', ‘M20a Eriophorum vaginatum blanket and mixed mire - species poor sub community'.
German classification: ‘360101 Hochmoor der planaren bis submontanen Stufe', ‘360102 Hochmoor der montanen bis hochmontanen Stufe'.
Nordic classification: ‘312 Ristuvvegetation', ‘313 Fastmattevegetation', ‘314 Mjukmatte-och lösbottenvegetation' and ‘311 Skogmossvegetation' when comprising a part of the mire complexe.


In order to support the conservation of this ecosystem over its geographic range and its genetic diversity, marginal areas of lower quality as a result of damage or degradation which abut active raised bogs may need to be included, protected and, where practicable, regenerated. There are very few intact or near-intact raised bogs in Europe, except in Finland and Sweden where active raised bogs are the predominant mire complex type in hemiboreal and southern boreal regions.


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