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The remaining species were all commonly associated with sand prairies, and were mostly present in low numbers, being restricted to the small openings between the bunchgrasses.
To create habitats: Bronze fennel, spearmint, and yarrow for beneficial insects; butterfly bush and sage for pollinators such as bees and humming-birds; bunchgrasses, shrubs, and trees for birds and other wildlife.
The conservancy calls the Coburg Hills sites "rare remnants of upland prairie" with abundant native bunchgrasses, old oak trees and wildflowers.
Warm-season bunchgrasses native to Tennessee include big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans), switchgrass, (Panicum virgatum), and eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides).
It is possible that bunchgrasses in PJ sites responded to heavy clipping pressure coupled with above average seasonal temperatures and lower moisture with a breakup of the original plants, which were then counted as more individual plants the following year.
Coping with herbivory: photosynthetic capacity and resource allocation in two semiarid Agropyron bunchgrasses.
And once you ascend above it, the dividends are obvious - light ocean breezes willing to prompt a kite into flight; native bunchgrasses long ago overgrazed or plowed under attempting a comeback; and seldom-seen views of Boney Mountain in all its cragginess.
The bunchgrasses were lost through heavy grazing, which eliminated the fuel for frequent low-intensity fires, the same kind of thing as we see in the Southeast.
We observed <10 antelope jackrabbits in dense grass or in semidesert grasslands above 1,220 m elevation and populated by such temperate bunchgrasses as curly mesquite grass (Hilaria belangeri), tobosagrass (Hilaria mutica), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda), and sideoats grama (B.
Nests associated with tall bunchgrasses and shrub cover have been found to be more successful than nests in other vegetation (Wisdom 1980, Riley et al.
In brief, the relative amounts of undisturbed thorn scrub habitat (characterized by mesquite and/or huisache trees, scattered groundcover of a few bunchgrasses and prickly pear cactus, and a variety of small shrubs) and disturbed habitat (characterized by few trees and more abundant bunchgrass, low weeds, Russian thistle with numerous open patches, trails or roads running through) were estimated.
They usually are surrounded by big sagebrush, native bunchgrasses, wildflowers, mosses, and lichens.
The center is populated primarily by sagebrush and bunchgrasses.
Bunchgrasses in these sites responded to heavy clipping pressure with above average seasonal temperatures and lower moisture by the breakup of the original bunchgrass plants which were then counted as more individuals the following year.
They found that bunchgrasses interfered with Lesquerella carinata, a rare perennial mustard, in a wet and cool (low-stress) year but facilitated Lesquerella in a dry and hot year.
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