New findings in urban flora of Northern Azov Sea region

S. Yu. Maltseva, Ye. I. Maltsev


Northern Azov is unique region in origin and conditions, which modern flora developed in conditions of active human economic activities. Anthropogenic transformations have resulted to changes in vegetation cover and wild plant communities are transformed into synanthropic floral complexes.

The results achieved through our expeditionary studies conducted in 2013-2016 in the Northern Azov (in the administrative boundaries of the cities Berdyansk, Primorsk (Zaporizhia region), and Genichesk (Kherson region). In total, we founded new locations for 25 vascular plants: Armoracia rusticana P.G. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb., Apium graveolens L., Arabis recta Vill., Aster amellus L., Acalypha australis L., Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt., Oxybaphus nyctagineus (Michx.) Sweet, Bidens frondosa. L., Ipomoea purpurea (L.), Sedum acre L., Clematis vitalba L., Scilla siberica Haw., Zea majus L., Philadelphus coronarius L., Robinia viscosa Vent., Fagopyrum esculentum Moench, Nigella damascena L., Convallaria majalis L., Rubus anatolicus (Focke) Focke ex Hausskn., Ricinus communis L., Lablab purpureus L., Chrysanthemum segetum L., Gaillardia pulchella Foug., Antirrhinum majus L., Tagetes patula L. In addition, we provided a brief description of their habitats and described new locations for new and previously marked aboriginal, alien, and cultivated plants that are capable of savagery for Northern Azov flora. Among all annotated species the significant proportion are the alien species that fall out of cultivation.


Northern Azov; urban flora; new location

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