Invasive Annual Grass Fills the Space Between Shrubs, Mojave

Picture of native and non-native plant cover in the Mojave

Detailed Description

An unburned low elevation community in the central Mojave where the interspaces between shrubs have been filled in with a continuous layer of Mediterranean split grass Schismus barbatus. If a fire started here it would spread much more rapidly and be far more extensive than in a low elevation community where the interspaces are rocky or bare.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3456 x 2592

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Location Taken: US