Vegetation of the Czech Republic
Sambucetum ebuli Felföldy 1942
Sambucetum ebuli is a species-poor community dominated by Sambucus ebulus, a tall perennial herb forming dense stands. It occurs on sunny to slightly shaded sites, on comparatively deep soils with intermediate nutrient availability. The original habitats of Sambucus ebulus were forest edges and clearings. From these the species has spread to anthropogenic habitats such as road or railway banks, edges of forest roads, and ruderal sites around villages and farms. In the Czech Republic this associations occurs mainly in warm colline areas, but scattered occurrences are also found in submontane areas.
Orig. (Felföldy 1942): Sambucus ebulus-ass.
Syn.: Sambucetum ebuli Kaiser 1926 (§ 3c), Artemisio-Sambucetum ebuli Eliáą 1979, Heracleo-Sambucetum ebuli Brandes 1985, Rubo idaei-Sambucetum ebuli Jarolímek et al. 1997
Diagnostic species: Sambucus ebulus
Constant species: Artemisia vulgaris. Elytrigia repens, Sambucus ebulus, Urtica dioica
Dominant species: Sambucus ebulus
Formal definition: Sambucus ebulus cover > 25 %
Source: Láníková D. (2009): XCE04 Sambucetum ebuli Felföldy 1942. 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. 286-288.