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Keyword: Poa secunda

Relating adaptive genetic traits to climate for Sandberg bluegrass from the intermountain western United States

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2015
Genetic variation for potentially adaptive traits of the key restoration species Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda J. Presl) was assessed over the intermountain western United States in relation to source population climate. Common gardens were established at two intermountain west sites with progeny from two maternal parents from each of 130 wild populations.

Cheatgrass die-offs as an opportunity for restoration in the Great Basin, USA: Will local or commercial native plants succeed where exotic invaders fail?

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) has widely invaded the Great Basin, U.S.A. The sporadic natural phenomenon of complete stand failure ('die-off'') of this invader may present opportunities to restore native plants.

Native plant community composition and genetic diversity associated with long-term weed invasions

Publications Posted on: June 06, 2012
Many studies have assessed genetic changes in exotic plant species in their native and introduced ranges, but none have focused on genetic variation in native plant species in response to exotic invasion. We examine characteristics of native plant communities within and outside old (>25 year) invasions of Acroptilon repens (Russian knapweed) and Cardaria draba (hoary cress).

Notice of release of Mountain Home germplasm Sandberg bluegrass (selected germplasm, natural track)

Publications Posted on: October 04, 2011
Mountain Home germplasm Sandberg bluegrass is a small, densely tufted short-lived perennial bunchgrass adapted to low elevation, semi-arid sites with long, hot growing seasons.