Special natural habitats – Part 2
A “mound-schlenken-complex” is a plant community that gives moors their typical surface form. The raised mounds consist of peat and the colonising sphagnum mosses.
There are specialised plants in these areas:
- marsh lousewort (Pedicularis palustris ssp. palustris)
- viper’s grass (Scorzonera humilis)
♦ high moor
A very special habitat for the survival specialists among the plants. This is because the soil is low in nutrients. But even in this habitat, there are a wide variety of plants that can cope with it. Many of the small-looking pines are already very old! Cottongrass, cranberry and bog rosemary are also typical plants of the high moors.
There are also specialised plants in this area:
- Pine trees
- cotton grass (Eriophorum)
- bog rosemary