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Title: Forage potential of switchgrass and eastern gamagrass in the eastern Piedmont
Year: 2000
Author(s): Burns, J. C., Fisher, D. S.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 2nd Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 95-102
Original Publication:  
Abstract: The early presence of switchgrass and eastern gamagrass in the Southeast is evidenced by the spotty occurance of remnant stands across this region. Lowland-type switchgrass can be found on undisturbed sites such as an old-road or railroad right of ways, while its relatives can be found growing in back of the fore dunes in the maritime environment of the Atlantic Coast. Remnants of eastern gamagrass stands can be found in more moist environments, such as undisturbed wetlands and along streambeds and roadside ditches. Although these forage grasses are generally though of as being native only to the tallgrass prairie, both have occurred as part of the mixed woodlannd and grassland vegetation of the Southeastern USA.
Publisher: Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service, Beltsville, MD
Editor(s): J. R. Ritchie
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