Restoring the rare forb Erodium macrophyllum to exotic grassland in southern California

@inproceedings{Gillespie2008RestoringTR,
  title={Restoring the rare forb Erodium macrophyllum to exotic grassland in southern California},
  author={Ian Gillespie and Edith B. Allen},
  year={2008}
}
Erodium macrophyllum is a rare annual forb that was once widespread in California, but has become largely restricted to clay soil outcrops. An effort was made to restore it to a soil where it was once likely abundant. This soil is now dominated by exotic annual grasses and forbs from the Mediterranean that grow in patches with native forbs. To determine whether there is a competitive hierarchy of E. macrophyllum with the dominant matrix species, we examined establishment and seed production of… CONTINUE READING