EU Habitat type 4060: Dwarf or prostrate shrub formations of the Central European sub-alpine and alpine zones on siliceous or calcareous soils. Dominated by ericaceous species, Dryas octopetala, and Dwarf juniper. There is often a conspicuously high proportion of lichens (Cladonia a.o.) in the low-growing vegetation. This type includes alpide dwarf ericoid wind heaths, Vaccinium-Empetrum heaths, and Dryas heaths.