Amorpha canescens


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shrub of sandy woodlands and stream banks of western United States having hoary pinnate flowers and dull-colored racemose flowers

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In this study we quantified the extent of selective grazing by mammalian herbivores on five legume species common in both tallgrass prairie restorations and nearby prairie remnants; Amorpha canescens Pursh, Dalea Candida Michx.
Solidago nemoralis, Aster azureus, Amorpha canescens, and Coreopsis
(sideoats grama), Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash (little bluestem), Amorpha canescens Pursb, (leadplant), Aster ericoides L.
Dominant herbaceous plants include grasses (e.g., Andropogon gerardi, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium, Poa pratensis, Stipa spartea, and Panicum praecocius), forbs (e.g., Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias syriaca, Ambrosia coronopirolia, Lithospermum carolinense, Comandra richardsoniana, and Artemisia ludoviciana), and legumes (Lathyrus venosus, Amorpha canescens, and Lespedeza capitata).
The major (99% by biomass) legume species in these fields are Lathyrus venosus, Lespedeza capitata, and Amorpha canescens (hereafter referred to by genus), but these typically represent [less than]5% of aboveground phytomass (Tilman 1987, 1988).
Some representative forb and woody species of the region include western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya), lead plant (Amorpha canescens), smooth sumac (Rhus glabra) and buckbrush (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) (Abrams et al., 1986; Hartnett et al., 1996).
Amorpha canescens (leadplant) and Cornus drummondii (gray dogwood) were representative of NDW species.
Amorpha canescens Pursh: P39808 Dalea purpurea Vent.: P39814 Desmodium canadense (L.) DC.: P40123 Lathyrus palustris L.: P39765, P40079 Lespedeza capitata Michx.: P40116 Lespedeza virginica ((L.) Britt.: P41832 * Lotus corniculatus L.: P39821 Strophostyles helvula (L.) Ell.: P41195
10.0 2.4 4 1.0 1.0 Poa pratensis 6.7 1.6 12 3.0 1.0 Amorpha canescens 6.7 1.6 -- -- -- Cornus drummondii 6.7 1.6 14 3.4 5.1 Chamaecrista fasciculata 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Pycnanthemum tenuifolium 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Bouteloua hirsuta 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Solidago nemoralis 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Prunus serotina 3.3 0.8 -- -- -- Toxicodendron radicans -- -- 48 11.8 23.4 Ageratina altissima -- -- 52 12.8 16.0 Carex pensylvanica -- -- 36 8.9 6.6 Carex sp.
The majority of the more conservative taxa including, Amorpha canescens Pursh (leadplant), Anemone cylindrica Gray (thimbleweed), Asclepias amplexicaulis Small (sand milkweed), Dalea purpurea Vent.