Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington: Autecology and Population Status

  title={Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington: Autecology and Population Status},
  author={Daniela J. Shebitz and S. Reichard and Wolde Woubneh},
We studied the autecology and population status of beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax (Pursh) Nutt.) on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, focusing in the Olympic National Forest (ONF). Objectives were to: (1) define and describe beargrass habitat types in the ONF through an exploratory field study, and (2) determine whether beargrass populations in the ONF have declined where the species was historically present. We found three distinct beargrass habitat types in on the ONF: western low… Expand
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