Vegetation Science Group

Department of Botany and Zoology | Faculty of Science | Masaryk University

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association ADD04
Laserpitio archangelicae-Dactylidetum glomeratae Jeník et al. 1980

Laserpitio archangelicae-Dactylidetum glomeratae

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This grassland association is endemic to the glacial cirques of the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains. It occurs on avalanche tracks and sites with pronounced snow accumulation in the lower part of the cirques, on soils well supplied with water and nutrients. The stands are usually polydominant and consist of a rich mixture of grasses and tall forbs. Besides the Bupleuro longifoliae-Calamagrostietum arundinaceae, this is the species-richest community of natural grassland vegetation of the alpine and subalpine belts of the Czech mountains.

Orig. (Jeník et al. 1980): Laserpitio-Dactylidetum glomeratae associatio nova (Laserpitium archangelica)

Diagnostic species: Daphne mezereum; Aconitum lycoctonum, A. plicatum, A. variegatum, Adenostyles alliariae, Bupleurum longifolium subsp. vapincense, Campanula latifolia, Carduus personata, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Delphinium elatum, Digitalis grandiflora, Dryopteris filix-mas, Epilobium alpestre, E. montanum, Geranium sylvaticum, Hypericum maculatum, Laserpitium archangelica, Lilium martagon, Milium effusum, Paris quadrifolia, Phyteuma spicatum, Rumex arifolius, Scrophularia scopolii, Silene dioica, Stachys alpina, Stellaria nemorum, Trollius altissimus, Valeriana excelsa subsp. sambucifolia, Veratrum album subsp. lobelianum, Viola biflora; Brachythecium rivulare, Bryum capillare s. l., Lescuraea incurvata, Trichostomum tenuirostre, Palustriella commutata

Constant species: Daphne mezereum; Aconitum lycoctonum, A. plicatum, Adenostyles alliariae, Alchemilla vulgaris s. l., Calamagrostis villosa, Campanula latifolia, Carduus personata, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cirsium oleraceum, Crepis paludosa, Dactylis glomerata, Delphinium elatum, Deschampsia cespitosa, Digitalis grandiflora, Dryopteris filix-mas, Epilobium alpestre, E. montanum, Filipendula ulmaria, Geranium sylvaticum, Heracleum sphondylium, Hypericum maculatum, Laserpitium archangelica, Lilium martagon, Luzula luzuloides, Milium effusum, Myosotis palustris agg. (M. nemorosa), Paris quadrifolia, Phyteuma spicatum, Rumex arifolius, Senecio nemorensis agg., Silene dioica, Stachys alpina, Stellaria nemorum, Trollius altissimus, Veratrum album subsp. lobelianum; Brachythecium rivulare, Plagiomnium affine s. l.

Dominant species: Adenostyles alliariae, Dactylis glomerata

Formal definition: Group Laserpitium archangelica NOT Calamagrostis arundinacea cover > 25 %

Source: Kočí M. (2007): ADD04 Laserpitio archangelicae-Dactylidetum glomeratae Jeník et al. 1980. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 122-124.