Alkali sacaton series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation:a
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   2100
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat intermittently flooded, saturated. Water chemistry: saline. Valley bottoms, lower portions of alluvial slopes. Cowardin class: Palustrine emergent saline wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists alkali sacaton as a FAC+.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Bittman (1985), Brown (1982e), Griggs (1980), Paysen et al. (1980), Thorne (1982), Werschskull et al. (1984).
Comments:Many regional descriptions include this series in an alkali meadows category. Meadows of this habitat can be dominated by this or other species, so several series handle this variety [ see Ashy ryegrass series, Creeping ryegrass series, Saltgrass series, Spikerush series]. Stands of this series form a fine scale mosaic with Iodine bush, Bush seepweed, and California annual grassland series, and with Saltbrush series at a coarser scale.
Plot based descriptions:Ferren & Davis define a Rubber rabbitbrush-alkali sacaton association, Odion et al. (1992) an Alkali sacaton-iodine bush association [as Sporobolus-Allenrolfea association] At Fish Slough in TraSN.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse shrub layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Alkali sacaton series
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