Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDD03
Anthriscetum trichospermae Hejný et Krippelová in Hejný et al. 1979

Anthriscetum trichospermae

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This is a thermophilous and nutrient-demanding vegetation type dominated by the winter-annual herb Anthriscus cerefolium. It occurs along roads and paths, in fringes of scrub, black locust groves, ravine forests and at the bases of shaded walls. Habitats are usually shaded, with nutrient-rich soils which are mesic in spring but dry out in summer. Anthriscus cerefolium stands produce maximum biomass in May, but they die back in June. Localities of this association are scattered in the warm areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Hejný et al. 1979): Anthriscetum cerefolii-trichospermae Hejný et Krippelová (Anthriscus cerefolium subsp. trichosperma)

Diagnostic species: Anthriscus cerefolium, Ballota nigra. Bromus sterilis. Chelidonium majus. Veronica hederifolia agg., Viola odorata

Constant species: Alliaria petiolata, Anthriscus cerefolium, Ballota nigra. Bromus sterilis. Chelidonium majus. Galium aparine. Geum urbanum. Stellaria media agg. (predominantly S. media s. str.), Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Veronica hederifolia agg., Viola odorata

Dominant species: Anthriscus cerefolium

Formal definition: Anthriscus cerefolium cover > 5 % NOT Euonymus europaea cover > 25 % NOT Lycium barbarum cover > 25 % NOT Robinia pseudacacia cover > 25 % NOT Sambucus nigra cover > 25 % NOT Syringa vulgaris cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XDD03 Anthriscetum trichospermae Hejný et Krippelová in Hejný et al. 1979. 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. 342-344.