Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDA02
Calystegio sepium-Epilobietum hirsuti Hilbig et al. 1972

Calystegio sepium-Epilobietum hirsuti

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This community is dominated by Epilobium hirsutum, a tall perennial herb, in conjuction with other moisture-demanding nitrophilous plants. It occurs in unmown herbaceous fringes around streams, ditches with fluctuating water flow rate, at wet edges of arable fields or meadows and on exposed, dried-up pond bottoms. It is common at middle altitudes of the Czech Republic.

Nomen mutatum propositum et nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Hilbig et al. 1972): Epilobio hirsuti-Convolvuletum .Convolvulus sepium = Calystegia sepium)

Diagnostic species: Epilobium hirsutum

Constant species: Aegopodium podagraria. Dactylis glomerata. Elytrigia repens, Epilobium hirsutum, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Calystegia sepium, Epilobium hirsutum, Holcus mollis. Juncus bufonius. J. inflexus. Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Epilobium hirsutum cover > 25 % NOT Group Caltha palustris NOT Group Cirsium oleraceum NOT Berula erecta cover > 25 % NOT Bidens frondosa cover > 25 % NOT Bidens tripartita cover > 25 % NOT Mimulus guttatus cover > 25 % NOT Persicaria lapathifolia cover > 25 % NOT Typha latifolia cover > 25 %

Source: ©umberová K. (2009): XDA02 Calystegio sepium-Epilobietum hirsuti Hilbig et al. 1972. 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. 297-300.