Indian ricegrass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<1.5 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   3400
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:all topographic locations. Soils sandy.
Reference:Heady (1977), Paysen et al. (1980), Stoddart et al. (1975), Turner & Brown (1982).
Comments:This grass is a component of many Trans-CA series. Indian ricegrass stands prefer sandy substrates where they form open cover in mosaics with grass and shrub series. Only stands where it is dominant are included in this series; secondary species with In ian ricegrass vary regionally. Today most stands are small. GB stands occur on Madeline Plain where it forms fine mosaics with stands of big sagebrush and bitterbrush [see Big sagebrush series, Bitterbrush series]. In the ecological literature Indian ricegrass is referred to as Oryzopsis hymenoide . The Jepson Manual places Indian ricegrass in the genus Achnatherum ; other manuals place it in the genus Stipa .
Plot based descriptions:NDDB has data from Madeline Plain in Modoc Co. and north of Honey Lake in Lassen Co. ModP; Major & Taylor (1977) define a Granitic-gilia - Indian ricegrass association in a-SN.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Indian ricegrass series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Indian ricegrass series
Common species: View common species for: Indian ricegrass series

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