In 1 year after burning, frequencies of Cyperaceae other than Juncus, coastal mistflower, and Fabaceae were all increased by burning in summer over control treatments, while frequency of Fabaceae also was greater in burns conducted in summer than those conducted in winter.
With the exception of an increase in species of legumes, beach groundcherry, coastal mistflower, and Cyperaceae other than Juncus (all potentially beneficial foods for various species of wildlife), burning did little to change dynamics of phytomass that might impact quality of habitat for >2 years.
Common understory species include Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus), trichloris, Texas wintergrass, knotroot bristlegrass, Texas bristlegrass (Setaria texana), brownseed paspalum, rustyseed paspalum (Paspalum langei), little bluestem, eastern gamagrass, old-man's beard (Clematis drummondii), mistflower (Eupatorium odoratum), and catbrier (Smilax bona-nox).
Important understory species include agarito (Berberis trifoliolata), guayacan (Porlieria angustifolia), tasajillo (Opuntia leptocaulis), silver bluestem, little bluestem, trichloris, plains bristlegrass, knotroot bristlegrass, Texas bristlegrass, pink pappusgrass (Pappophorum bicolor), vine-mesquite (Panicum obtusum), curly mesquite (Hilaria belangeri), buffalograss, hairy grama, Texas grama (Bouteloua rigidiseta), purple threeawn (Aristida purpurea), hooded windmillgrass (Chloris cucullata), mistflower, orange zexmenia (Zexmenia hispida), bundleflower (Desmanthus sp.
Retama, manzanita, white bush, chilipiquin, chapotillo, Berlandier wolfberry (Lycium berlandieri), Texas ebony, tropical sage, pigeon-berry, cenizo, black mimosa, Texas lantana, Texas kidneywood (Eysenhardtia texana), Texas paloverde, tenaza, la coma, tepeguaje, mistflower
, and anacahuita flowered.