Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XCC
Convolvulo arvensis-Elytrigion repentis Görs 1966

The alliance Convolvulo-Elytrigion includes semi-natural and ruderal vegetation types of dry habitats with a high incidence of perennial grasses, some of them with extensive root or rhizome systems. Natural habitats of this vegetation type are slopes with occasional landslides or solifluction, particularly on soft sediments such as loess, where it borders on dry grasslands of the class Festuco-Brometea. In agricultural landscapes Convolvulo-Elytrigion communities are confined to the strips of land between roads and field margins and other anthropogenic habitats. Soils are loamy to clayey, often with high calcium content. This alliance is distributed in dry and warm areas of central, southern and eastern Europe.

Nomen mutatum propositum

Orig. (Görs 1966): Convolvulo-Agropyrion Görs 1966 (Convolvulus arvensis. Agropyron repens = Elytrigia repens)

Diagnostic species: Cardaria draba. Elytrigia repens

Constant species: Artemisia vulgaris. Convolvulus arvensis, Elytrigia repens

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCC Convolvulo arvensis-Elytrigion repentis Görs 1966. 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. 258-259.