Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDB01
Geranio sylvatici-Trisetetum flavescentis Knapp ex Oberdorfer 1957

Geranio sylvatici-Trisetetum flavescentis

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These montane meadows are co-dominated by several species of medium-tall grasses, in combination with the broad-leaved montane herb Geranium sylvaticum. They are found on nutrient-rich soils in the montane belt, originally occupied by herb-rich beech forests. They are most common in the Krkonoše, Jizerské hory and Orlické hory Mountains, but scattered stands are also found in other mountain ranges of the Bohemian Massif.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Geranio-Trisetetum Knapp 51 (Geranium sylvaticum, Trisetum flavescens)

Diagnostic species: Agrostis capillaris, Campanula rotundifolia agg. (C. rotundifolia s. str.), Cardaminopsis halleri, Crepis mollis, Geranium sylvaticum, Hypericum maculatum, Phyteuma spicatum, Trisetum flavescens, Vicia cracca

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg. (predominantly A. millefolium s. str.), Agrostis capillaris, Alchemilla vulgaris s. l., Alopecurus pratensis, Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l. (A. odoratum s. str.), Bistorta major, Briza media, Campanula patula, C. rotundifolia agg. (C. rotundifolia s. str.), Cardaminopsis halleri, Crepis mollis, Dactylis glomerata, Festuca rubra agg., Galium mollugo agg. (predominantly G. album subsp. album), Geranium sylvaticum, Heracleum sphondylium, Hypericum maculatum, Knautia arvensis agg., Lathyrus pratensis, Leontodon hispidus, Leucanthemum vulgare agg., Luzula campestris agg., Phyteuma spicatum, Plantago lanceolata, Poa trivialis, Potentilla erecta, Ranunculus acris, Rumex acetosa, Stellaria graminea, Trifolium pratense, T. repens, Trisetum flavescens, Veronica chamaedrys agg. (V. chamaedrys s. str.), Vicia cracca; Plagiomnium affine s. l.

Dominant species: Agrostis capillaris, Alchemilla vulgaris s. l., Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Dactylis glomerata, Festuca rubra agg., Geranium sylvaticum, Trisetum flavescens; Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus

Formal definition: Group Arrhenatherum elatius AND Group Geranium sylvaticum

Source: Blažková D. (2007): TDB01 Geranio sylvatici-Trisetetum flavescentis Knapp ex Oberdorfer 1957. 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. 189-191.