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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 184 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 30 page 184
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Barstow Forage Plants of the Trip - Pleuraphis rigida This is a very fine forage plant, doubtless the finest in either the Mohave or Colorado deserts.  It is widespread and rather abundant, often very abundant and so is a real resource.  Desert men often cut it for hay and desert travelers cut it where it is abundant to carry into areas where it doesn't grow.  The spike stands upon a slender stalk something like a  wheat head.  Our horses were fond of  it and thrived upon it.  The plant is often found in heavy stools one to two (to three) feet in diameter at base :::::::::  May 31, 1914. and forming a sort of dense clump of more or less woody stems 6 inches to a foot or 2 ft. high, from which clump rise the slender flowering stems.  I noticed that cattle browsed down the clump until it became woody, that is until they reached the parts too woody.  It was in a great wash half-way between Warrens Well and Twenty-nine Palms that we found it most abundant and highly developed.  On the other hand it is often small, 8 to 12 inches high from a very small stool.  Everywhere the desert men and cattlemen call this Gietta grass. cf. Erythea 3:148. Another
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