submitted) indicates a higher N nutrient retention in flooded sites for Fraxinus excelsior, Clematis vitalba, and Ulmus minor, in spite of a high N nutrient supply in soils.
6 Significance (***) Clematis vitalba Summer leaves Flooded stands 42.
When larger, gaps are colonized by dense blankets of Clematis vitalba (and Vitis sylvestris before phylloxera) which covers the ground and remnant shrubs and climbs to the edges and into the trees.
04 Forest type Dominant species Flooded Querco-Ulmetum populetosum Hedera helix Salici-Populetum populetosum Clematis vitalba Unflooded Querco-Ulmetum populetosum Hedera helix Alno-Carpinetum Hedera helix Ligustro-Populetum Hedera helix Pruno-Quercetum Hedera helix Querco-Ulmetum tilietosum Clematis vitalba Fraxino-Populetum albae Hedera helix Querco-Populetum carpinetosum Clematis vitalba
As far as their British pedigree is concerned, all started as wild plants, as dog and sweet briar roses, old man's beard or traveller's joy Clematis vitalba
, and woodbine Lonicera periclymenum or common honeysuckle.