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Unformatted text preview: plants • Creosote bush—hallmark species; nurse plant syndrome black grama under creosote bush • Hairy grama-really narrow leaves; seed head looks like a bouteloua • Bolson—interior drain basin between mountain ranges • Arroyo—dry creek bed • Tobosagrass—heavy clay soils along arroyos where soils settle • Alkali sacaton--@ base bleach white stems @ top green; grows in clay soils (not as heavy as where tobosagrass grows) big large heavy bases o Large amounts of water wash away A horizon so Alakli sacaton grows on B horizon only type of plant cover on ground o Bunch grass stems in center die; makes a ring; plant wanders around landscape because dead centers & sheet flow...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course NRM 3501 taught by Professor Wester during the Fall '09 term at Texas Tech.
- Fall '09