occidentalis), Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani), purple prairie clover, hoary vervain, prairie coneflower (Ratibida columnifera), golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), and western ragweed.
Western ragweed is considered a detriment to livestock production, but a benefit to bobwhites by being its most important single food item (Baumgartner et al.
Little barley, Texas broomweed, hog potato, Virginia pepperweed, and western ragweed
occur in disturbed habitats (Diggs et al.
Pollen from sage, western ragweed
and Russian thistle are all present, Becker said.
Dominant forbs included Mexican hat (Ratibida columnaris), western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya), sumpweed (Iva annua), loosestrife (Lythrium californicum), and clay violet (Ruellia nudiflora).
High quality forbs were clay violet (Ruellia nudiflora), Mexican hat (Ratibida columnaris), and western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya).