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Test 2 Study Guide  23:49 Central Great Plains  South of Seminole  o Honey mesquite with no leaves (fall) o Four-wing saltbush  Evergreen shrub  Very palatable  Eastern red cedar  Juniperus virginana o Not a cedar o Driving north through the plains  o Blueberries like ashe juniper  Northern Great Plains  Driving Across North Dakota  East o Mixed grass Elymus  Western wheatgrass Nassella Green needlegrass Bromus Smooth brome
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o No trees or shrubs o Rolling hills Farther west o Start to see shrubs Sages Silver sage Fringed sage  Western border of Montana o Badlands o More sage  Denver City Park Dormant Kentucky bluegrass field in the summer except for areas around sprinkler  heads Why are some spots growing and others dormant o It is too hot for the grass to grow in the summer but the plants that are by the  sprinkler heads get enough water on them so that when the water evaporates it  cools the plant making it able to grow  Winterfat Krascheninnikovia lanata Most valuable grazing shrub o Palatable  o Recovers quickly o Strong sprouter 
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Desert Grasslands  Chihuahua desert Black grama and yucca are hallmark species  In 1893 all of the southwest was black grama and yuccas  When black grama is growing there isn’t much bare ground; closely spaced plants  Creosote bush
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course NRM 3501 taught by Professor Wester during the Fall '09 term at Texas Tech.

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