Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association KAC02
Salicetum fragilis Passarge 1957

Salicetum fragilis

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This softwood floodplain forest type is dominated by Salix euxina or S. ×rubens, while other willows (S. purpurea, S. triandra and S. viminalis) may occur in its shrub layer. It occurs on regularly or occasionally flooded sites along streams at altitudes of 150–750 m. Some occurrences have developed as secondary vegetation on former riparian alder forest sites or in abandoned wet meadows.

Orig. (Passarge 1957): Salicetum fragilis (Salix fragilis = S. euxina)

Syn.: Salicetum albo-fragilis Tüxen ex Moor 1958 p. p., Chaerophyllo-Salicetum fragilis Müller et Görs 1958

Diagnostic species: Salix euxina, S. purpurea, S. triandra; Lamium maculatum

Constant species: Salix euxina; Aegopodium podagraria, Anthriscus sylvestris, Galeopsis tetrahit agg., Galium aparine, Geum urbanum, Glechoma hederacea agg. (G. hederacea s. str.), Impatiens noli-tangere, Lamium maculatum, Phalaris arundinacea, Poa trivialis, Rumex obtusifolius, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Salix euxina; Aegopodium podagraria, Galium aparine, Lamium maculatum,.Phalaris arundinacea, Poa trivialis, Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Salix euxina cover > 50 %

Source: Neuhäuslová Z. & Douda J. (2013): KAC02 Salicetum fragilis Passarge 1957. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 4. Lesní a křovinná vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 4. Forest and shrub vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 66-69.