Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDC04
Carici pendulae-Eupatorietum cannabini Hadač et al. 1997

Carici pendulae-Eupatorietum cannabini

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These are tall and productive stands dominated by Carex pendula and Eupatorium cannabinum, which contain several moisture-demanding species typical of forest springs. They occur in temporarily or continuously wet, disturbed habitats, including forest road edges, disturbed forest springs or clearings. Soils are rich in bases and contain a high proportion of clay. In the Czech Republic this association is found particularly in the Carpathian flysch zone of eastern Moravia.

Orig. (Hadač et al. 1997): Carici pendulae-Eupatorietum cannabini ass. nova

Diagnostic species: Brachypodium sylvaticum, Carex pendula, C. remota, C. sylvatica. Circaea lutetiana, Eupatorium cannabinum, Petasites albus. Salvia glutinosa. Stachys sylvatica

Constant species: Athyrium filix-femina. Brachypodium sylvaticum, Carex pendula, C. remota. C. sylvatica. Circaea lutetiana, Eupatorium cannabinum, Geranium robertianum. Juncus effusus. Petasites albus. Ranunculus repens. Senecio nemorensis agg., Stachys sylvatica

Dominant species: Athyrium filix-femina, Carex pendula, Equisetum arvense, Eupatorium cannabinum, Juncus effusus, Petasites albus, Scirpus sylvaticus; Brachythecium rutabulum

Formal definition: Carex pendula cover > 5%

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2009): XDC04 Carici pendulae-Eupatorietum cannabini Hadač et al. 1997. 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. 329-332.