Vegetation Science Group

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Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TFC02
Erysimo diffusi-Agrostietum capillaris Vicherek in Chytrý et al. 1997

Erysimo diffusi-Agrostietum capillaris

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This association includes sand grasslands dominated by Festuca ovina occurring in the sand area near Hodonín in southern Moravia. In contrast to Sileno otitae-Festucetum brevipilae, it contains some species of the Pannonian flora. In the local succession of sand grasslands, this association replaces pioneer grasslands with Corynephorus canescens on consolidated sand dunes.

Orig. (Chytrý et al. 1997): Erysimo diffusi-Agrostietum capillaris Vicherek ass. nova

Syn.: Thymo angustifolii-Festucetum ovinae sensu ©marda 1961 non Tüxen 1937 (pseudonym), Erysimo diffusi-Festucetum ovinae Vicherek 1975 ms. (§ 1)

Diagnostic species: Agrostis vinealis, Armeria vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, Artemisia campestris, Berteroa incana, Carex hirta, C. praecox, C. supina, Cerastium semidecandrum, Chondrilla juncea, Corynephorus canescens, Cynodon dactylon, Dianthus carthusianorum s. l. (predominantly D. pontederae), Eryngium campestre, Erysimum diffusum, Euphorbia cyparissias, Festuca ovina, F. vaginata subsp. dominii, Helichrysum arenarium, Hypericum perforatum, Hypochaeris radicata, Linaria genistifolia, Myosotis stricta, Oenothera sp., Plantago arenaria, Potentilla argentea, P. collina, Rumex acetosella, Scleranthus perennis, Sedum sexangulare, Stipa borysthenica, Teucrium chamaedrys, Thymus serpyllum, Trifolium arvense, T. campestre, Verbascum phoeniceum, Veronica dillenii, Vicia lathyroides; Ceratodon purpureus, Cladonia furcata, C. pyxidata, C. rangiformis, Polytrichum piliferum

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg. (predominantly A. collina), Agrostis capillaris, A. vinealis, Anthoxanthum odoratum s. l. (A. odoratum s. str.), Armeria vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, Arrhenatherum elatius, Artemisia campestris, Carex hirta, Cerastium semidecandrum, Cynodon dactylon, Dianthus carthusianorum s. l. (predominantly D. pontederae), Eryngium campestre, Erysimum diffusum, Euphorbia cyparissias, Festuca ovina, F. vaginata subsp. dominii, Helichrysum arenarium, Hieracium pilosella, Hypericum perforatum, Lotus corniculatus, Myosotis stricta, Plantago lanceolata, Poa pratensis s. l., Potentilla argentea, Rumex acetosella, Scleranthus perennis, Sedum sexangulare, Teucrium chamaedrys, Thymus serpyllum, Trifolium arvense, T. campestre; Ceratodon purpureus, Cladonia pyxidata, C. rangiformis, Polytricum piliferum

Dominant species: Festuca ovina; Ceratodon purpureus

Formal definition: Festuca ovina cover > 25 % AND Group Festuca vaginata

Source: Chytrý M. (2007): TFC02 Erysimo diffusi-Agrostietum capillaris Vicherek in Chytrý et al. 1997. 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. 347-349.