Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCE01
Urtico urentis-Chenopodietum boni-henrici Tüxen 1937

Urtico urentis-Chenopodietum boni-henrici

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This vegetation type is dominated by the perennial archaeophytes Ballota nigra or Chenopodium bonus-henricus. It is found mainly in villages, where it grows along walls, fences and roads, in waste places and on old building rubble, around compost heaps and on disturbed banks of water bodies or water courses. The habitats are sunny or slightly shaded, with slightly wet to dry soils rich in nutrients. In the Czech Republic this association is found mainly in colline to submontane areas.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Tüxen 1937): Chenopodium bonus henricus-Urtica urens-Ass. Tx. 1931

Syn.: Chenopodio boni-henrici-Urticetum urentis Tüxen 1931 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Balloto nigrae-Chenopodietum boni-henrici Lohmeyer in Tüxen 1950, Balloto nigrae-Chenopodietum boni-henrici Lohmeyer ex von Rochow 1951, Arctio-Chenopodietum Oberdorfer 1957 prov., Rumici-Chenopodietum Oberdorfer 1957 prov.

Diagnostic species: Anthriscus sylvestris. Arctium minus. A. tomentosum. Ballota nigra, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, Lamium album. Leonurus cardiaca s. l.

Constant species: Anthriscus sylvestris. Arctium tomentosum. Artemisia vulgaris, Ballota nigra, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, Geum urbanum, Lamium album, Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Anthriscus sylvestris, Ballota nigra, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, Rumex obtusifolius. Urtica dioica

Formal definition: (Chenopodium bonus-henricus cover > 25 % OR ((Ballota nigra cover > 25 % OR Chenopodium bonus-henricus cover > 5 %) AND Group Arctium tomentosum)) NOT Arctium lappa cover > 25 % NOT A. tomentosum cover > cover 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCE01 Urtico urentis-Chenopodietum boni-henrici Tüxen 1937. 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. 277-281.