Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDE04
Chaerophylletum aurei Oberdorfer 1957

Chaerophylletum aurei

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This community is dominated by Chaerophyllum aureum, a broad-leaved perennial herb. It is found on partially shaded to sunny sites on roadsides, at the edges of fields, on disturbed stream banks, in scrub fringes, on ruderal sites in human settlements or in waste places. Soils are mesic and nutrient-rich, and often base-rich. In the Czech Republic it occurs only in the western half of Bohemia, particularly in submontane areas.

Orig. (Oberdorfer 1957): Chaerophylletum aurei ass. nov.

Syn.: Agropyro repentis-Aegopodietum podagrariae chaerophylletosum aurei Tüxen 1967

Diagnostic species: Chaerophyllum aureum

Constant species: Aegopodium podagraria. Arrhenatherum elatius. Artemisia vulgaris, Chaerophyllum aureum, Cirsium arvense. Dactylis glomerata. Elytrigia repens. Heracleum sphondylium. Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Aegopodium podagraria, Arrhenatherum elatius, Chaerophyllum aureum, Dactylis glomerata, Heracleum sphondylium, Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Chaerophyllum aureum cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XDE04 Chaerophylletum aurei Oberdorfer 1957. 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. 357-360.