Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association MAC02
Cerastio dubii-Ranunculetum sardoi Oberdorfer ex Vicherek 1968

Cerastio dubii-Ranunculetum sardoi

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This association includes low-growing stands with Lythrum hyssopifolia, Myosurus minimus, Plantago uliginosa, Ranunculus sardous and annual weed and ruderal species, which occur in periodically flooded depressions on arable land or recently abandoned fields. Most of these sites are flooded in precipitation-rich years and vegetation develops after drainage. Habitats are maintained by periodical disturbances, otherwise they are overgrown by tall perennial wetland plants, which results in the disappearance of competitively weak annuals. In the Czech Republic this community occurs in the Morava and Dyje floodplains and adjacent areas in southern Moravia and very rarely in southern Bohemia.

Orig. (Vicherek 1968): Cerastio-Ranunculetum sardoi Oberdorfer 1957 emend. Vicherek (Cerastium dubium) Syn.: Cerastio-Ranunculetum sardoi Oberdorfer 1957 prov. (§ 3b)

Diagnostic species: Cerastium dubium, Lythrum hyssopifolia, Mentha pulegium,.Myosurus minimus, Plantago uliginosa, Pulicaria vulgaris, Ranunculus sardous, Rorippa sylvestris, Rumex crispus

Constant species: Lythrum hyssopifolia, Myosurus minimus, Plantago uliginosa, Poa annua, Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. aviculare s. str.), Rorippa sylvestris, Rumex crispus, Tripleurospermum inodorum

Dominant species: –

Formal definition: Group Cerastium dubium NOT Agrostis stolonifera cover > 5 % NOT Alopecurus geniculatus cover > 5 %

Source: Šumberová K. & Hrivnák R. (2011): MAC02 Cerastio dubii-Ranunculetum sardoi Oberdorfer ex Vicherek 1968. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 3. Vodní a mokřadní vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 3. Aquatic and wetland vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 436-440.