Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCA03
Potentillo argenteae-Artemisietum absinthii Faliński 1965

Potentillo argenteae-Artemisietum absinthii

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This is a perennial community with Artemisia absinthium and high proportion of thermophilous and drought-adapted species. It occurs on loamy to sandy-loamy, often nutrient-rich soils on sunny, disturbed sites in villages, around castle ruins, on building rubble or at the edges of vineyards. In the Czech Republic it is common in dry lowland and colline areas.

Orig. (Faliński 1965): Potentillo argenteae-Absinthietum, ass. nova (Artemisia absinthium)

Diagnostic species: Artemisia absinthium, Ballota nigra. Carduus acanthoides. Onopordum acanthium

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg. (predominantly A. collina), Artemisia absinthium, A. vulgaris. Ballota nigra. Carduus acanthoides. Elytrigia repens. Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Artemisia absinthium, A. scoparia. Potentilla argentea

Formal definition: Artemisia absinthium cover > 25 % OR (Artemisia absinthium cover > 5 % AND Group Onopordum acanthium NOT Marrubium peregrinum cover > 25 % NOT Onopordum acanthium cover > 25 % NOT Prunus tenella cover > 25 %)

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCA03 Potentillo argenteae-Artemisietum absinthii Faliński 1965. 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. 216-219.