Desert needlegrass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):600
(upper):   1000
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:flat ridges, lower slopes. Soils sandy to rocky.
Reference:Holland (1986).
Comments:Many regional descriptions include this series in Creosote bush scrub. This series is present in a few areas in western Antelope Valley of Kern and Los Angeles Cos. Desert needlegrass is the unifying species in these stands as associates vary. In the ecological literature desert needlegrass is referred to as Stipa speciosum . The Jepson Manual places desert needlegrass in the genus Achna-therum .
Plot based descriptions:NDDB has plot data on file from Kern and Los Angeles Cos.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationExtremely xeromorphic evergreen dwarf shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Desert needlegrass series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Desert needlegrass series
Common species: View common species for: Desert needlegrass series

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