Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCC03
Convolvulo arvensis-Brometum inermis Eliáš 1979

Convolvulo arvensis-Brometum inermis

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This community includes closed to slightly open, species-poor stands of Bromus inermis, a tall, competitive, perennial grass capable of extensive clonal growth. It grows along roads and railways on dry to slightly humid soils which are loamy to clayey, in some cases with an admixture of sand or stones. This vegetation type occurs in the lowlands and colline areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Eliáš 1979a): Convolvulo-Brometum inermis .Convolvulus arvensis)

Syn.: Bromo inermis-Eryngietum campestris Westhoff et Schaminée in Westhoff 1996

Diagnostic species: Bromus inermis

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg. (predominantly A. collina), Bromus inermis, Cirsium arvense. Convolvulus arvensis. Dactylis glomerata. Poa pratensis s. l., Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Agrimonia eupatoria, Bromus inermis, Galium boreale subsp. boreale. Inula salicina. Poa pratensis s. l.; Brachythecium rutabulum. Eurhynchium hians

Formal definition: Bromus inermis cover > 50 % OR (Bromus inermis cover > 25 % AND Group Salvia nemorosa)

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCC03 Convolvulo arvensis-Brometum inermis Eliáš 1979. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a suťová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 265-267.