Swamps and tall-herb fens in the British National Vegetation Classification system

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This article gives an overview of the swamp and tall-herb fen communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system.

Introduction[edit]

The swamp and tall-herb fen communities of the NVC were described in Volume 4 of British Plant Communities, first published in 1995, along with the aquatic communities.

In total, 28 swamp and tall-herb fen communities have been identified.

The swamp and tall-herb fen communities consist of three separate subgroups:

  • two communities termed "water-margin vegetation": S22 and S23
  • five tall-herb fen communities, which have a more species-rich understorey than the swamps: S24, S25, S26, S27 and S28

List of swamp and tall-herb fen communities[edit]

The following is a list of the communities that make up this category: