Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance TEA
Nardion strictae Br.-Bl. 1926

The alliance Nardion strictae typifies grasslands dominated by Nardus stricta occurring in higher mountain ranges. Some stands are natural grasslands occurring around the timberline, while others are found at deforested sites below the timberline. They contain some species of alpine grasslands and subalpine tall-forb vegetation. The distribution range of this alliance includes various mountain ranges of western and Central Europe.

Orig. (Braun-Blanquet 1926): Nardion (Nardus stricta)

Syn.: Nardion Luquet 1926 (§ 33), Nardion Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et Jenny 1926 (§ 2b, nomen nudum)

Diagnostic species: Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l. (predominantly A. alpinum), Arnica montana, Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Campanula bohemica, Crepis conyzifolia, Festuca supina, Gentiana asclepiadea, Hieracium alpinum agg., Homogyne alpina, Hypochaeris uniflora, Nardus stricta, Phleum rhaeticum, Poa chaixii, Potentilla aurea, Pseudorchis albida, Pulsatilla alpina subsp. austriaca, Ranunculus platanifolius, Rhinanthus pulcher, Silene vulgaris, Solidago virgaurea, Thesium alpinum, Viola lutea subsp. sudetica

Constant species: Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l. (predominantly A. alpinum), Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Calamagrostis villosa, Campanula bohemica, Festuca rubra agg., Homogyne alpina, Luzula campestris agg., Nardus stricta, Potentilla aurea, P. erecta, Silene vulgaris, Solidago virgaurea, Vaccinium myrtillus; Pleurozium schreberi

Source: Krahulec F. (2007): TEA Nardion strictae Br.-Bl. 1926. 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. 283-284.