Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDE03
Chaerophylletum aromatici Neuhäuslová-Novotná et al. 1969

Chaerophylletum aromatici

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This association includes stands of Chaerophyllum aromaticum, a broad-leaved perennial herb. It occurs on shaded, but also sunny sites with mesic, nutrient-rich soils, e.g. on stream banks, on roadsides, along walls and fences, in unmanaged gardens, parks or on disturbed fringes of forests of scrub. Chaerophylletum aromatici is common across the Czech Republic, particularly in humid colline to submontane areas. In the lowlands it is confined to shaded and wet places.

Orig. (Neuhäuslová-Novotná et al. 1969): Chaerophylletum aromatici (Tx. 1967)

Syn.: Agropyro repentis-Aegopodietum podagrariae chaerophylletosum aromatici Tüxen 1967 prov. (§ 3b)

Diagnostic species: Chaerophyllum aromaticum

Constant species: Aegopodium podagraria. Anthriscus sylvestris. Artemisia vulgaris, Chaerophyllum aromaticum, Dactylis glomerata. Elytrigia repens. Heracleum sphondylium. Poa trivialis. Ranunculus repens. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Aegopodium podagraria, Chaerophyllum aromaticum, Urtica dioica; Brachythecium rutabulum

Formal definition: Chaerophyllum aromaticum cover > 25 % NOT Petasites hybridus cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XDE03 Chaerophylletum aromatici Neuhäuslová-Novotná et al. 1969. 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. 355-357.