Reproductive Success of Squirreltail in Medusahead Infested Ranges
CitationHironaka, M., & Sindelar, B. W. (1973). Reproductive success of squirreltail in medusahead infested ranges. Journal of Range Management, 26(3), 219-221.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSquirreltail (Sitanion hystrix), a native perennial bunchgrass, has exhibited an ability to become established naturally in medusahead (Taeniatherum asperum) dominated ranges in Idaho. The reproductive success of squirreltail seedlings averaged 2.6% after 18 months in plots that were broadcast seeded on unprepared seedbeds. Rapid physiologic development of squirreltail seedlings appeared to be the most important characteristic to explain its successful establishment.