CitationWhite, L. D. (1969). Effects of a wildfire on several desert grassland shrub species. Journal of Range Management, 22(4), 284-285.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSprouting ability and survival of six shrub species were observed following a June, 1963 wildfire. Sprout production and survival varied among species and initial class of damage. Larchleaf goldenweed was very sensitive to burning and should be easily controlled by fire. Mesquite, ocotillo, and Wheeler sotol were moderately sensitive to the fire. Control of these species would probably vary with the conditions and type of burn. The fire did not adversely affect false-mesquite or velvetpod mimosa. Established stands of these two species may not be reduced by burning. However, increased density might be prevented if burning occurred before young plants were capable of sprouting.