THE DEAD AND LIVING roadside grasses found in June in California.
If you looked at any unirrigated California roadside in June,
in full sun you will notice grasses that have died and other grasses
that are still green.
of THE GRASSES THAT DIE in summer in California, with a blue-handled
trowel as scale.
NONE OF THE DEAD GRASSES YOU WILL SEE IN JUNE ARE CALIFORNIA
NATIVE GRASSES: they are all annual exotics introduced from Europe
and range from 1-4 feet tall.
CALIFORNIA NATIVE GRASSES in the full sun along the roadsides
are usually under a foot tall, and will still be green in June,
and most will stay green through the summer without irrigation.
1. If you can recognize the exotics (dead) grasses from
the potential native Californian (green) grasses in June, how
can this knowledge be used to develop a roadside management plan?
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