Desert sand-verbena series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<3 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):-10
(upper):   120
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:sand bodies. Active, partially stabilized, stabilized dunes; partially stabilized, stabilized sand fields.
Reference:Henry (1979), Thorne (1982), Paysen et al. (1980), Vasek & Barbour (1977).
Comments:Eighteen dune areas are scattered throughout the Trans-CA deserts, each with its own set of plant species (Pavlik 1985). Each area may be considered separately. Some are known floristically: Algodones dunes (Beauchamp 1977), Ballarat dunes (Pavlik 1985) Borrego dunes (Beauchamp 1986), Cadiza dunes, Chuckwalla Valley dunes, Death Valley dunes (DeDecker 1979, 1984), (Norris 1982), Deep Springs dunes (Pavlik 1985), Dumont dunes, Eureka dunes (DeDecker 1984), Kelso dunes (Thorne et al. 1981), Mono dunes (Pavlik 1985), Olancha dunes (Pavlik 1985), Panamint Valley dunes, Rice Valley dunes, Saline Valley dunes (DeDecker 1984), Saratoga dunes (Pavlik 1985). Such Cis-CA areas as Colton dunes in Riverside Co. are included in this series. Emergent shrubs are infrequent in this series in comparison to the Big galleta and Creosote bush series which also occur on sand.
Plot based descriptions:Bagley (1986), DeDecker (1982) describe Eureka Dunes in Inyo Co. MojD; Spolsky (1979) defines a Sonoran active dune forb association at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego Co. ColD.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationSparsely vegetated sand dunes
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Desert sand-verbena series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Desert sand-verbena series
Common species: View common species for: Desert sand-verbena series

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