California buckwheat series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:ci
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   1200
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:slopes, rarely flooded low-gradient deposits along streams. Soils shallow and rocky.
Reference:Axelrod (1978), Barbour (1994), DeSimone & Burk (1992), Keeley & Keeley (1988), Kirkpatrick & Hutchinson (1977), Malanson (1984)
Comments:This series is often considered part of the coastal scrub, which is better thought of as a collection of series. This approach allows stands of parable composition to be considered regardless of geographic location. Coast bluff scrub is included here in part. Definitions differ in plant height and cover from coastal sage, but contrast little in species composition. Three varieties of Eriogonum fasciculatum grow in the range of coastal scrub. There is some geographic separation between them: E. f. var. f. grows in o-CenCo, E. f. var. polifolium in i-SoCo, but E. f. var. polifolium is sympatric with them (Axelrod 1978). E. var. flavoviride occurs in MojD, ColD, as does E. f. var. polifolium . Stands dominated by E. giganteum on ChaI are included in this series. Stands of this series differ from the California sagebrush-California buckwheat series in that Califor buckwheat dominates here.
Plot based descriptions:Hanes et al. (1989) report sites in six drainages [Big Tujunga Canyon, Cajon Creek, Cucamonga Canyon, Lytle Creek, San Savaine Canyon, Upper Santa Ana River] as dominated by California buckwheat, Kirkpatrick & Hutchin (1977) define one association, Gordon & White (1994) three associations in SoCo; White (1994b) recognizes this one among seven coastal scrub series in western Riverside Co. i-SoCo.
Series Association:Kirkpatrick & Hutchin (1977): California buckwheat-California figwort-phacelia association. Go & White (1994): California buckwheat association, California buckwheat-big sagebrush association, California buckwheat alluvial fan as
FormationTemperate broad-leaved evergreen shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: California buckwheat series
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