Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBA05
Veronicetum hederifolio-triphylli Slavnić 1951

Veronicetum hederifolio-triphylli

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This low-growing vegetation type dominated by annual Veronica species occurs in winter cereal fields, vineyards and recent fallows, as well as on exposed loamy soils outside agricultural habitats. It develops from mid-March to mid-May before the crop or taller weeds form dense stands. After May it is replaced by other Caucalidion associations in arable habitats or by stands of taller annual herbs in ruderal habitats. It is concentrated in warm and dry areas of the Czech Republic, but also occurs in some cooler parts of the country.

Orig. (Slavnić 1951): Ass. Veronica hederifolia-V. triphyllos Slavnić msc. 1944

Syn.: Veronicetum hederifolio-triphylli Slavnić 1944 ms. (§ 1), Veronicetum trilobo-triphylli Slavnić 1951 (fantom), Veronico-Adonidetum aestivalis Kropáč et Hadač in Kropáč et al. 1971, Veronicetum trilobo-triphylli Holzner 1973, Lamio amplexicaulis-Thlaspietum arvensis Krippelová 1981, Veronicetum hederifolio-sublobatae Kropáč 1997 prov., Veronicetum hederifolio-trilobae Kropáč 1997 prov., Veronicetum hederifolio-trilobae Kropáč 2006

Diagnostic species: Capsella bursa-pastoris. Consolida regalis. Descurainia sophia, Lamium amplexicaule, L. purpureum. Papaver rhoeas. Stellaria media agg. (predominantly S. media s. str.), Thlaspi arvense, Veronica hederifolia agg., V. polita. V. triloba. V. triphyllos. Viola arvensis

Constant species: Capsella bursa-pastoris. Cirsium arvense. Elytrigia repens. Galium aparine, Lamium amplexicaule, L. purpureum. Papaver rhoeas, Stellaria media agg. (predominantly S. media s. str.), Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Thlaspi arvense. Tripleurospermum inodorum, Veronica hederifolia agg., V. persica. V. polita. Viola arvensis

Dominant species: Stellaria media agg. (predominantly S. media s. str.), Veronica hederifolia agg.

Formal definition: Group Veronica triphyllos NOT Group Aphanes arvensis NOT Group Arabidopsis thaliana NOT Group Sonchus arvensis NOT Group Spergula arvensis

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBA05 Veronicetum hederifolio-triphylli Slavnić 1951. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a su»ová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 93-95.