Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDF11
Junco inflexi-Menthetum longifoliae Lohmeyer ex Oberdorfer 1957

Junco inflexi-Menthetum longifoliae

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These wet grasslands, dominated by Juncus inflexus and Mentha longifolia, are found in disturbed places, usually around springs in pasture complexes where vegetation is trampled by grazing animals. Soils are base-rich, usually rather heavy, with a high clay content and in some places also appear as slightly saline. This vegetation is common in the flysch Carpathians, particularly in the areas with calcareous bedrock and base-rich mineral springs. Rare and isolated occurrences are also found in other areas with calcareous bedrock, especially in northern and central Bohemia.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Junco-Menthetum longifoliae Lohm. 1953 (Juncus inflexus-Mentha longifolia-Ass. Lohm. 1953)

Syn.: Junco inflexi-Menthetum longifoliae Lohmeyer 1953 prov. (§ 3b)

Diagnostic species: Eupatorium cannabinum, Juncus inflexus, Mentha longifolia; Cratoneuron filicinum

Constant species: Carex hirta, Eupatorium cannabinum, Juncus inflexus, Lysimachia nummularia, Mentha longifolia, Poa trivialis, Ranunculus repens; Calliergonella cuspidata

Dominant species: Carex flacca, C. hirta, C. panicea, Cirsium rivulare, Equisetum palustre, Juncus inflexus, Mentha longifolia, Poa trivialis; Calliergonella cuspidata

Formal definition: Group Juncus inflexus NOT Group Carex remota NOT Group Cirsium oleraceum NOT Group Eriophorum latifolium NOT Group Lychnis flos-cuculi NOT Calamagrostis epigejos cover > 25 % NOT Carex acutiformis cover > 50 % NOT Carex brizoides cover > 25 % NOT Scirpus sylvaticus cover > 25 %

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2007): TDF11 Junco inflexi-Menthetum longifoliae Lohmeyer 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. 271-274.