Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XBF
Spergulo arvensis-Erodion cicutariae J. Tüxen in Passarge 1964

This alliance includes weed vegetation with C4 grasses such as Digitaria sanguinalis. Echinochloa crus-galli and Setaria spp., occurring on dry soils in warm lowland areas. It is common in eastern Europe, while in central and western Europe it is increasingly restricted to sandy soils. It develops mainly in maize, root-crop or vegetable fields and in vineyards. Most species are warmth-demanding annuals that germinate late in the season and prefer cultures that are harvested in late summer or early autumn.

Orig. (Passarge 1964): Spergulo-Erodion J. Tx. 61 (Spergula arvensis. Erodium cicutarium)

Syn.: Panico-Setarion Sissingh in Westhoff et al. 1946 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Digitario-Setarion (Sissingh in Westhoff et al. 1946) Hüppe et Hofmeister 1990

Diagnostic and constant species: see association Setario pumilae-Echinochloëtum cruris-galli

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBF Spergulo arvensis-Erodion cicutariae J. Tüxen in Passarge 1964. In: Chytrý M. (ed.), Vegetace České republiky. 2. Ruderální, plevelová, skalní a su»ová vegetace [Vegetation of the Czech Republic 2. Ruderal, weed, rock and scree vegetation]. Academia, Praha, pp. 126-127.