Sporobolus cryptandrus


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erect smooth grass of sandy places in eastern North America

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In New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, the lesser prairie chicken usually occupies habitats dominated by shinnery oak and bluestem (Andropogon) interspersed with sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), three-awn (Aristida), grama (Bouteloua) and sagebrush (Artemisia) (Lee 1950; Copelin 1963; Jackson & DeArment 1963; Jones 1963; Crawford & Bolen 1976; Taylor & Guthery 1980; Riley et al.
virgatum, and occurred at least occasionally in Desmanthus illinoensis, Heliopsis helianthoides, Petalostemum purpureum, Rudbeckia hirta, Sorghastrum nutans, and Sporobolus cryptandrus.
Important grasses included spidergrass (Aristida ternipes), purple three-awn (Aristida purpurea), cane bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis), six-weeks grama (Bouteloua barbata), sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Rothrock's grama (Bouteloua rothrockii), feather fingergrass (Chloris virgata), bush muhly (Muhlenbergia porteri), witchgrass (Panicum capillare), whiplash pappusgrass (Pappophorum vaginatum), and sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), all of which are believed to provide both hiding cover and food.
0.2 (b) 0.1 (b) 0.2 (b) 2.6 (a) Panicum hallii 0.0 (b) 0.3 (a) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (ab) Panicum obtusum 2.3 (a) 1.2 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) Setaria leucopila 1.4 (a) 0.2 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) Sporobolus cryptandrus 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.5 (a) Sporobolus airoides 2.6 (a) 16.8 (a) 0.0 (b) 0.1 (b) Stipa neomexicana 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 0.0 (b) 2.3 (a) Taxon SE P Aristida sp.
Average grass composition in 1990 before application of treatments was 80% crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum L.), 13% blue grama (Boutelona gracilis), 2% sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), and 5% alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).
had significantly higher [Delta]15N (1.7 [+ or -] 0.4%[per thousandth]) than Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) Gray (-0.8 [+ or -] 0.4%[per thousandth]), while [Delta]15N values for Stipa comata Trin.
The shortgrass region of the western Great Plains is a semiarid environment of sparse grasslands dominated by shortgrasses (Bouteloua gracilis and Buchloe dactyloides) on loamy soils, and a mixture of sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia), soapweed (Yucca glauca), midheight grasses (e.g., Sporobolus cryptandrus), and shortgrasses on sandy soils (Lauenroth et al., 1999).
* Androsace occidentalis was present in early spring before the vegetation survey was conducted; Antennaria plantoginifolia and Sporobolus cryptandrus were observed only as rare individuals outside of vegetation plots.
The specimen was collected in short grasslands composed mostly of the following grasses: Schizachyrium scoparium, Sporobolus cryptandrus, Calamovilfa gigantea, Aristida sp., Bouteloua sp.
Common grasses were sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda), sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), and purple threeawn (Aristida purpurea).
Bouteloua gracilis (19% cover), Carex filifolia (15% cover), Buchloe dactyloides (5% cover), Sporobolus cryptandrus (5% cover), and Stipa comata (5% cover) were the dominant graminoids across the site, while Yucca glauca (1% cover) and Artemisia frigida (1% cover) dominated the forbs.
Other important species were Bromus japonicus, a cool-season, annual grass; Poa secunda, a cool-season, perennial grass; Sporobolus cryptandrus, a warm-season, perennial grass; Festuca octoflora, a cool-season, annual grass; Plantago patagonica, a cool-season, annual forb; and Opuntia polyacantha, a warm-season, succulent.
The more densely vegetated sandy loam site supported scattered longleaf yucca (Yucca elata), Mormon tea (Ephedra trifurca), black grama (Bouteloua eriopoda), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).
-- The habit at this locality consists of sandy alluvial terraces dominated by sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) and other tallgrass species.
Habitat of the lesser prairie-chicken in southeastern New Mexico consists of a combination of shinnery oak, sand sage, sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii), little bluestem (A.