Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDC01
Stachyo sylvaticae-Impatientetum noli-tangere Hilbig 1972

Stachyo sylvaticae-Impatientetum noli-tangere

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This association is dominated by both perennial and annual, shade-tolerant herbs. It occurs in a range of habitats with nutrient-rich and wet soils such as forest fringes, canopy openings, edges of forest roads, banks of forest brooks or edges of rocks or screes. In the Czech Republic it is distributed from lowland to montane areas.

Orig. (Hilbig 1972): Stachys sylvatica-Impatiens noli-tangere-Ass.

Syn.: Circaeetum lutetianae Kaiser 1926 (§ 3d, association of Uppsala School), Arctietum nemorosi Tüxen 1950 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Stachys sylvatica-Impatiens noli-tangere-Gesellschaft Passarge 1967 (§ 3c), Galio aparines-Impatientetum noli-tangere Tüxen in Tüxen et Brun-Hool 1975, Alchemillo-Arctietum nemorosi Passarge 1980, Campanulo rapunculoidis-Brachypodietum sylvatici Mucina ex Jarolímek et al. 1997, Aethuso-Campanuletum trachelii Sádlo in Kolbek et al. 2001

Diagnostic species: Brachypodium sylvaticum. Carex sylvatica. Circaea lutetiana. Geranium robertianum. Hypericum hirsutum. Impatiens noli-tangere, Stachys sylvatica

Constant species: Aegopodium podagraria. Athyrium filix-femina. Brachypodium sylvaticum. Carex sylvatica. Circaea lutetiana. Dryopteris filix-mas. Galeobdolon luteum s. l., Galium odoratum. Geranium robertianum, Impatiens noli-tangere, Oxalis acetosella. Ranunculus repens. Rubus fruticosus agg., R. idaeus. Senecio nemorensis agg., Stachys sylvatica, Urtica dioica; Brachythecium rutabulum

Dominant species: Atropa bella-donna, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Galeobdolon luteum s. l., Galium odoratum, Impatiens noli-tangere, Mentha longifolia. Poa nemoralis. Stachys sylvatica. Stellaria nemorum, Urtica dioica; Brachythecium rutabulum

Formal definition: Group Carex remota AND (Brachypodium sylvaticum cover > 25 % OR Impatiens noli-tangere cover > 5 % OR Urtica dioica cover > 5 %) NOT Carex pendula cover > 25 % NOT Petasites albus cover > 25 % NOT Petasites hybridus cover > 25 % NOT Petasites kablikianus cover > 25 % NOT Sambucus racemosa cover > 25 %

Source: Sádlo J. (2009): XDC01 Stachyo sylvaticae-Impatientetum noli-tangere Hilbig 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. 320-323.