Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDB03
Meo athamantici-Festucetum rubrae Bartsch et Bartsch 1940

Meo athamantici-Festucetum rubrae

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This association is dominated by less nutrient-demanding, medium-tall grasses, combined with Meum athamanticum and other species of suboceanic distribution. It occurs on acidic and nutrient-poor soils in the montane belt of the Krušné hory Mountains. Some sites were also recorded in the Jizerské hory and western Krkonoše Mountains.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Bartsch & Bartsch 1940): Festuca rubra-Meum athamanticum-Ass.

Syn: Alopecuro-Poëtum chaixii Blažková 1991, Meo athamantici-Cirsietum heterophylli Blažková 1991

Diagnostic species: Campanula rotundifolia agg. (C. rotundifolia s. str.), Cirsium heterophyllum, Galium saxatile, Hypericum maculatum, Meum athamanticum

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.), Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Campanula rotundifolia agg. (C. rotundifolia s. str.), Deschampsia cespitosa, Festuca rubra agg., Galium saxatile, Hypericum maculatum, Meum athamanticum, Nardus stricta, Poa pratensis s. l., Potentilla erecta, Ranunculus acris, Rumex acetosa, Veronica chamaedrys agg. (V. chamaedrys s. str.)

Dominant species: Agrostis capillaris, Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Deschampsia cespitosa, Festuca rubra agg., Galium saxatile, Geranium sylvaticum, Meum athamanticum, Nardus stricta, Poa chaixii; Polytrichum commune

Formal definition: Group Meum athamanticum

Source: Blažková D. (2007): TDB03 Meo athamantici-Festucetum rubrae Bartsch et Bartsch 1940. 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. 193-195.