Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDE05
Scutellario hastifoliae-Veronicetum longifoliae Walther 1955

Scutellario hastifoliae-Veronicetum longifoliae

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This association includes tall-herb meadows in the floodplains of lowland rivers which are mown irregularly only in some years, or even abandoned for a few years. Under such conditions tall herbs such as Pseudolysimachion maritimum appear and become increasingly frequent. Soils and flooding regime of these meadows are similar to those of the Cnidio dubii-Deschampsietum cespitosae. These meadows are mainly found along the Labe river in central and eastern Bohemia as well as the Dyje river in southern Moravia.

Nomen inversum propositum

Orig. (Walther 1955): Veronica longifolia-Scutellaria hastifolia-Ass. (Veronica longifolia ~ Pseudolysimachion maritimum)

Syn.: Veronico longifoliae-Euphorbietum palustris Korneck 1963, Veronico longifoliae-Euphorbietum lucidae Balátová-Tuláčková et Knežević 1975, Lysimachio-Filipenduletum picbaueri Balátová-Tuláčková 1981, Stachyo palustris-Thalictretum flavae Balátová-Tuláčková 1981, Pseudolysimachio longifoliae-Alopecuretum Blažková 1993.

Diagnostic species: Aster novi-belgii s. l., Carex praecox, Cnidium dubium, Equisetum × moorei, Galium boreale subsp. boreale, Potentilla reptans, Pseudolysimachion maritimum, Symphytum officinale, Thalictrum flavum, T. lucidum, Veronica serpyllifolia

Constant species: Alopecurus pratensis, Cirsium arvense, Galium boreale subsp. boreale, Lathyrus pratensis, Lysimachia nummularia, Poa palustris, P. pratensis s. l., Potentilla reptans, Pseudolysimachion maritimum, Ranunculus acris, Rumex acetosa, Sanguisorba officinalis, Symphytum officinale, Thalictrum flavum, T. lucidum

Dominant species: Alopecurus pratensis, Poa pratensis s. l.

Formal definition: Group Pseudolysimachion maritimum NOT Group Caltha palustris NOT Cirsium canum cover > 25 % NOT Molinia caerulea s. l. cover > 25 % NOT Scirpus sylvaticus cover > 5 %

Source: Šumberová K. & Novák J. (2007): TDE05 Scutellario hastifoliae-Veronicetum longifoliae Walther 1955. 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. 236-238.