Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association TDF14
Chaerophyllo hirsuti-Filipenduletum ulmariae Niemann et al. 1973

Chaerophyllo hirsuti-Filipenduletum ulmariae

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This species-poor, tall-forb grassland type dominated by Filipendula ulmaria occurs in all the higher mountain ranges of the Czech Republic, where it is mainly found in the montane belt. It is confined to wet soils in seepage habitats and along brooks, developing from abandoned wet meadows of the alliance Calthion palustris or from logged alder forests.

Orig. (Niemann et al. 1973): Chaerophyllo (hirsuti)-Filipenduletum ass. nova (Filipendula ulmaria)

Diagnostic species: Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Crepis paludosa, Filipendula ulmaria

Constant species: Alopecurus pratensis, Bistorta major, Caltha palustris, Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cirsium oleraceum, Crepis paludosa, Filipendula ulmaria, Myosotis palustris agg., Poa trivialis, Ranunculus auricomus agg., Rumex acetosa, Scirpus sylvaticus

Dominant species: Chaerophyllum hirsutum, Cirsium heterophyllum, Filipendula ulmaria

Formal definition: Filipendula ulmaria cover > 25 % AND Group Cardamine *amara

Source: Hájková P. & Hájek M. (2007): TDF14 Chaerophyllo hirsuti-Filipenduletum ulmariae Niemann et al. 1973. 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. 278-280.