Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCB05
Poo compressae-Tussilaginetum farfarae Tüxen 1931

Poo compressae-Tussilaginetum farfarae

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This is a low-growing vegetation type dominated by Tussilago farfara, which rapidly colonizes bare substrata via rhizome fragments moved with soil or wind-dispersed generative propagules. It is an early successional community typical of habitats with recently disturbed soil, such as bare places around construction sites, in quarries, on dumping sites, on roadsides and along railways. Soils are usually poor in nutrients, ranging from humid to dry and from loamy to skeletal. This vegetation type is common throughout the Czech Republic, occurring from the lowlands to mountain areas.

Orig. (Tüxen 1931): Poa compressa-Tussilago farfara-Ass.

Syn.: Tussilaginetum farfarae Oberdorfer 1949

Diagnostic species: Tussilago farfara

Constant species: Artemisia vulgaris. Cirsium arvense. Elytrigia repens. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Tripleurospermum inodorum, Tussilago farfara

Dominant species: Artemisia vulgaris, Tussilago farfara

Formal definition: Tussilago farfara cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCB05 Poo compressae-Tussilaginetum farfarae Tüxen 1931. 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. 238-241.