Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDC04
Prunello vulgaris-Ranunculetum repentis Winterhoff 1963

Prunello vulgaris-Ranunculetum repentis

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This association includes species-poor communities of trampled habitats on forest roads and paths across meadows and forest clearings. They occur in half-shaded to sunny habitats on slightly moist soils. The dominating species include alien Juncus tenuis in heavily disturbed habitats and Prunella vulgaris in less frequently trampled places. They are common in forested areas from the colline to montane belts across the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Winterhoff 1963): Prunella vulgaris-Ranunculus repens-Ass.

Syn.: Plantagini-Juncetum macri Oberdorfer 1957 prov. (§ 3b), Prunello-Plantaginetum majoris Faliński 1963 prov. (§ 3b), Alchemillo-Prunelletum vulgaris Passarge 1979, Juncetum tenuis sensu auct. non Schwickerath 1944 prov.

Diagnostic species: Juncus tenuis, Leontodon autumnalis, Plantago major, Poa annua

Constant species: Agrostis capillaris, Juncus tenuis, Leontodon autumnalis, Lolium perenne, Plantago major, Poa annua, Prunella vulgaris, Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, Trifolium repens

Dominant species: Agrostis stolonifera, Juncus tenuis, Poa annua, Prunella vulgaris, Trifolium repens

Formal definition: Juncus tenuis cover > 25 % OR ((Juncus tenuis cover > 5 % OR Prunella vulgaris cover > 25 %) AND Group Lolium perenne)

Source: Simonová D. (2007): TDC04 Prunello vulgaris-Ranunculetum repentis Winterhoff 1963. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 1. Travinná a keříčková vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic. 1. Grassland and Heathland Vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 205-207.