Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDC02
Anthoxantho odorati-Agrostietum tenuis Sillinger 1933

Anthoxantho odorati-Agrostietum tenuis

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This association includes extensive pastures on dry, nutrient-poor and base-rich soils on flysch on the fringes of the Western Carpathians. Besides the species of mesic grasslands, they also contain some species of semi-dry grasslands and Nardus stricta grasslands. Most localities have been recorded in the Hostýnské vrchy and Bílé Karpaty Mountains.

Orig. (Sillinger 1933): Anthoxantheto-Agrostidetum tenuis (Anthoxanthum odoratum, Agrostis tenuis ~ A. capillaris)

Syn.: Agrostio vulgaris-Gladioletum imbricati Br.-Bl. 1930 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic species: Anthyllis vulneraria, Briza media, Campanula glomerata, Carex caryophyllea, Carlina acaulis, C. vulgaris s. l., Centaurea jacea, Cruciata glabra, Cynosurus cristatus, Dianthus armeria, Euphrasia rostkoviana, Gentiana cruciata, Hieracium bauhini, Leontodon autumnalis, L. hispidus, Leucanthemum vulgare agg., Linum catharticum, Lotus corniculatus, Ononis spinosa, Pimpinella saxifraga, Plantago media, Polygala major, P. vulgaris, Prunella laciniata, P. vulgaris, Ranunculus bulbosus, R. polyanthemos, Senecio jacobaea, Thymus pulegioides, Trifolium montanum, T. ochroleucon, T. pratense, T. repens

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg., Agrostis capillaris, Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l., Asperula cynanchica, Brachypodium pinnatum, Briza media, Campanula patula, Carex caryophyllea, Carlina acaulis, C. vulgaris s. l., Centaurea jacea, Cerastium holosteoides subsp. triviale, Cruciata glabra, Cynosurus cristatus, Dactylis glomerata, Euphorbia cyparissias, Euphrasia rostkoviana, Festuca pratensis, F. rubra agg., Galium verum agg., Hieracium pilosella, Leontodon autumnalis, L. hispidus, Leucanthemum vulgare agg., Linum catharticum, Lotus corniculatus, Luzula campestris agg., Medicago lupulina, Ononis spinosa, Pimpinella saxifraga, Plantago lanceolata, P. media, Polygala vulgaris, Prunella vulgaris, Ranunculus bulbosus, Sanguisorba minor, Senecio jacobaea, Thymus pulegioides, Trifolium pratense, T. repens; Thuidium abietinum

Formal definition: Group Anthoxanthum odoratum AND Group Cynosurus cristatus AND (Group Cirsium acaule OR Group Filipendula vulgaris) NOT Group Potentilla arenaria NOT Group Serratula tinctoria NOT Festuca rubra agg. cover > 25 %

Source: Hájek M. (2007): TDC02 Anthoxantho odorati-Agrostietum tenuis Sillinger 1933. 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. 200-203.