Scientific name Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani swamp
Common name Grey Club-rush swamp
Community code FW3I

 

FW3I map: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani swamp

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Vegetation

The tall grey stems of Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani dominated this swamp community. Occasionally, there is patchy cover of Phragmites australis or Samolus valerandi, most likely towards the landward edge of the stand, but all other species are scarce.

 

Ecology

These stands have been recorded predominantly from lagoons and coastal lakes, but also, infrequently, from estuaries.

 

Sub-communities

No sub-communities are currently described.

 

Similar communities

This is a distinct community which should be easily recognised.

 

Conservation value

This is very species-poor plant community, with relatively low recognised conservation value. Stands may occur fringing lagoons corresponding to the priority EU HD Annex I habitat 1150 Lagoons*.

 

Management

These swamp stands are essentially unmanaged. The main threats to them are through eutrophication and drainage.