Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TEB01
Sileno vulgaris-Nardetum strictae Krahulec 1990

Sileno vulgaris-Nardetum strictae

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These are species-rich secondary grasslands of the montane belt in the Krkonoše, and rarely also in the Krušné hory Mountains. They contain species of alpine, subalpine, montane and submontane meadows and those of oligotrophic grasslands. Traditionally they used to be mown once a year, with subsequent grazing.

Orig. (Krahulec 1990b): Sileno vulgari-Nardetum Krahulec ass. nova (Nardus stricta)

Diagnostic species: Agrostis capillaris, Bistorta major, Campanula bohemica, C. rotundifolia agg. (C. rotundifolia s. str.), Cardaminopsis halleri, Carex pilulifera, Crepis conyzifolia, C. mollis, Galium saxatile, Geranium sylvaticum, Gnaphalium sylvaticum, Gymnadenia conopsea, Hieracium flagellare, H. iseranum, H. laevigatum, Hypericum maculatum, Nardus stricta, Phyteuma spicatum, Poa chaixii, Potentilla aurea, Silene dioica, S. vulgaris

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg. (predominantly A. millefolium s. str.), Agrostis capillaris, Alchemilla vulgaris s. l., Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l., Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Campanula rotundifolia agg. (C. rotundifolia s. str.), Cardaminopsis halleri, Carex pilulifera, Crepis mollis, Festuca rubra agg., Galium saxatile, Geranium sylvaticum, Hieracium laevigatum, Hypericum maculatum, Leontodon hispidus, Luzula campestris agg., L. luzuloides, Nardus stricta, Phyteuma spicatum, Plantago lanceolata, Poa chaixii, Potentilla aurea, P. erecta, Ranunculus acris, Rumex acetosa, Silene dioica, S. vulgaris, Veronica chamaedrys agg. (V. chamaedrys s. str.), V. officinalis; Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus

Dominant species: Agrostis capillaris, Avenella flexuosa, Bistorta major, Festuca rubra agg., Galium saxatile, Nardus stricta

Formal definition: Group Geranium sylvaticum AND Group Nardus stricta NOT Group Arrhenatherum elatius NOT Group Cynosurus cristatus NOT Group Meum athamanticum NOT Group Trientalis europaea NOT Cirsium heterophyllum cover > 25 % NOT Deschampsia cespitosa cover > 5 % NOT Meum athamanticum cover > 5 %

Source: Krahulec F. (2007): TEB01 Sileno vulgaris-Nardetum strictae Krahulec 1990. 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. 295-298.