Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XCB07
Tanaceto vulgaris-Artemisietum vulgaris Sissingh 1950

Tanaceto vulgaris-Artemisietum vulgaris

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Tanaceto-Artemisietum is a community dominated by perennial herbs, particularly Artemisia vulgaris and Tanacetum vulgare. At the same time it contains several annual or biennial species. It occurs in a broad range of ruderal habitats such as abandoned fields or gardens, and occasionally in disturbed strips of vegetation along fences, roads or railways, dumping sites or quarries. It is common throughout the Czech Republic from lowland to submontane areas.

Orig. (Sissingh 1950): Tanaceto-Artemisietum (Br.-Bl. 1930) Tüxen 1942, Tanaceto-Artemisietum vulgaris (Br.-Bl.) Tüxen 1942 (Tanacetum vulgare)

Syn.: Tanacetum-Artemisia-Urtica-Ass. Br.-Bl. 1930 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Artemisietum vulgaris Tüxen 1942 ms. (§ 1), Tanaceto-Artemisietum Br.-Bl. 1949 (§ 2b, nomen nudum), Tanaceto-Arrhenatheretum elatioris Fischer et al. 1985

Diagnostic species: Artemisia vulgaris. Tanacetum vulgare

Constant species: Achillea millefolium agg., Artemisia vulgaris, Cirsium arvense. Dactylis glomerata. Elytrigia repens. Tanacetum vulgare. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Artemisia vulgaris, Elytrigia repens, Tanacetum vulgare

Formal definition: (((Artemisia vulgaris cover > 25 % OR Tanacetum vulgare cover > 25 %) AND (Group Arrhenatherum elatius OR Group Tanacetum vulgare)) OR (Artemisia vulgaris cover > 50 % OR Tanacetum vulgare cover > 50 %)) NOT Arctium lappa cover > 25 % NOT Arctium tomentosum cover > 25 % NOT Melilotus albus cover > 25 % NOT Melilotus officinalis cover > 25 % NOT Solidago canadensis cover > 25 % NOT Tussilago farfara cover > 25 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCB07 Tanaceto vulgaris-Artemisietum vulgaris Sissingh 1950. 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. 245-248.