Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XBG10
Chamaeplietum officinalis Hadač 1978

Chamaeplietum officinalis

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This vegetation type is dominated by Sisymbrium officinale and includes some other annuals and species of trampled habitats. It is found on sunny to slightly shaded sites, most often in village yards, in gaps between city buildings, and on roadsides and dumping grounds. Soils are loamy, with good availability of moisture and nutrients. Sisymbrium officinale is a winter annual which reaches its maximum biomass in July, but it persists until autumn. It is common from lowland to submontane areas of the Czech Republic.

Orig. (Hadač 1978b): Chamaeplietum officinalis Hadač, assoc. nova (Chamaeplium officinale = Sisymbrium officinale)

Diagnostic species: Atriplex patula. Capsella bursa-pastoris. Chenopodium album agg., Matricaria discoidea, Sisymbrium officinale

Constant species: Artemisia vulgaris. Atriplex patula, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Chenopodium album agg., Lolium perenne. Matricaria discoidea. Plantago major. Poa annua. Polygonum aviculare agg. (predominantly P. aviculare s. str.), Sisymbrium officinale, Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Tripleurospermum inodorum

Dominant species: Capsella bursa-pastoris, Sisymbrium officinale, Symphytum officinale. Tripleurospermum inodorum

Formal definition: Sisymbrium officinale cover > 25 %

Source: Lososová Z. (2009): XBG10 Chamaeplietum officinalis Hadač 1978. 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. 153-155.