Geographic races may exist among perennial grasses
AuthorsTheodore E. Adams
Charles E. Vaughn
Peter B. Sands
Authors AffiliationsT.E. Adams is Extension Wildlands Specialist, Emeritus, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis; C.E. Vaughn is Staff Research Associate, UC Hopland Research and Extension Center; P.B. Sands is Staff Research Associate (retired), Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 53(2):33-38. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n02p33. March 1999.
California's native perennial grasses have been largely replaced by alien annuals. Interest in restoration of native grasslands is strong, but genetic differences among the available collections of some grasses may affect the survival of plantings and remnant native stands. In collections of the four native grasses examined, differences in phenology, growth form and forage quality suggest the existence of geographic races.
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