THE PLANTS: The meadow includes blue grama
grass (Bouteloua gracilis), native fescues, and junegrass.
During the growing season, blue grama
grasses capture atmospheric carbon and store it in their fine roots as carbohydrates, which provide energy to keep the plant alive during the dormant season.
Big bluestem, little bluestem, blue grama
, Indian grass, and switchgrass have all been observed to increase after a spring burn.
Vegetation at nest sites varies throughout the breeding range, but is usually dominated by blue grama
(Bouteloua gracilis), buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides), needle-and-thread (Stipa comata), and sagebrush (Artemisia sp.
Many desirable native grasses are tolerant to Plateau, including big bluestem, little bluestem, Indiangrass, buffalograss and blue grama
The purpose of this project is to select for salt tolerance of buffalo grass, wheat, and blue grama
(Bouteloua gracilis) and deervetch (Lotus wrightii) increased across all treatment combinations in 2000, whereas mountain muhly and yellow ragweed (Bahia dissecta) decreased.
Historic vegetation at the site was shortgrass plains dominated by blue grama
(Bouteloua gracilis), buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) and sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula).
Our top picks include blue grama
grass 'Blonde Ambition', Indian rice grass (Oryzop-sis hymenoides), Penn isetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny', and pheasant's-tail grass (Aneman-thele lessoniana).
Dominant grasses included blue grama
and sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) with large patches of shrub live oak, pinyon pine, and Utah and alligator juniper (Juniperus deppeana).
Augustine says, "Italso significantly enhanced the digestibility of blue grama
in late May, when cattle typically begin summer grazing on shortgrass steppe.
(Bouteloua gracilis) decreased at the highest frequency of trampling (-14.