Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Alliance XCE
Arction lappae Tüxen 1937

This alliance includes ruderal vegetation types dominated by tall perennial, nutrient-demanding dicots with C or CR strategy. It occurs in both villages and cities, particularly on dumping sites, building rubble, disturbed sites around water courses or bodies, roadsides and vegetated strips along walls and fences. Soils can be either slightly wet or dry, and correspondingly species composition includes mesophilous or xerophilous species; in the syntaxonomical classification system this vegetation type is transitional between the classes Artemisietea vulgaris and Galio-Urticetea.

Orig. (Tüxen 1937): Arction lappae Tx. 1937

Syn.: Rumicion obtusifolii Gutte 1972

Diagnostic species: Anthriscus sylvestris. Arctium lappa. A. minus. A. tomentosum. Artemisia vulgaris. Ballota nigra. Chenopodium bonus-henricus. Conium maculatum. Lamium album. Sambucus ebulus. Urtica dioica

Constant species: Anthriscus sylvestris. Arctium tomentosum. Artemisia vulgaris. Ballota nigra. Elytrigia repens. Lamium album. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia. Urtica dioica

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCE Arction lappae Tüxen 1937. 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. 275-277.