Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCE02
Arctietum lappae Felföldy 1942

Arctietum lappae

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This association includes dense stands of Arctium lappa, A. tomentosum and Artemisia vulgaris, broad-leaved perennial herbs, which can grow up to the height of 2 m. It occurs on sunny to partially shaded sites with moderately wet to dry, nutrient-rich soils, e.g. in waste places, on old building rubble, roadsides and along walls and fences from lowland to submontane areas throughout the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Felföldy 1942): Arctium lappa-ass.

Syn.: Arctio tomentosi-Rumicetum obtusifolii Passarge 1959, Arctio-Artemisietum vulgaris Oberdorfer et al. ex Seybold et Müller 1972

Diagnostic species: Arctium lappa. A. tomentosum. Artemisia vulgaris

Constant species: Arctium lappa. A. tomentosum, Artemisia vulgaris, Cirsium arvense. Elytrigia repens. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Arctium lappa, A. tomentosum, Artemisia vulgaris, Ballota nigra. Elytrigia repens. Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Arctium lappa cover > 25 % OR Arctium tomentosum cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCE02 Arctietum lappae Felföldy 1942. 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. 281-283.