Vegetation Science Group

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

Vegetation of the Czech Republic

Association XDE02
Symphyto officinalis-Anthriscetum sylvestris Passarge 1975

Symphyto officinalis-Anthriscetum sylvestris

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Symphyto-Anthriscetum includes dense stands of Anthriscus sylvestris, a tall broad-leaved herb. It occurs in shaded to sunny habitats with wet, nutrient-rich soils, e.g. roadsides, along fences and walls, in unmanaged parks, gardens and cemeteries, around farms, on wet building rubble and along disturbed stream banks. It is particularly common in colline to submontane areas, but it also occurs in the lowlands where it is confined to shaded and wet soils.

Orig. (Passarge 1975): Symphyto-Anthriscetum sylvestris ass. nov. (Symphytum officinale)

Syn.: Anthriscetum sylvestris Hadač 1978

Diagnostic species: Anthriscus sylvestris. Lamium album

Constant species: Aegopodium podagraria, Anthriscus sylvestris, Artemisia vulgaris. Dactylis glomerata. Elytrigia repens. Galium aparine. Heracleum sphondylium. Lamium album. Taraxacum sect. Ruderalia, Urtica dioica

Dominant species: Anthriscus sylvestris, Urtica dioica

Formal definition: Anthriscus sylvestris cover > 25 % NOT Group Arctium tomentosum NOT Chenopodium bonus-henricus cover > 5 %

Source: Láníková D. (2009): XDE02 Symphyto officinalis-Anthriscetum sylvestris Passarge 1975. 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. 353-355.