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Alkali Alkali


Caper Family : Capparaceae

Latin Name : Muhlenbergia asperifolia
ssp. trachysperma
Longevity : Annual
Season : Cool
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – fair
Livestock – poor

Remarks :

Also known as "Shame-vine", the leaves are sensitive to touch, they will fold into a closed position when disturbed. Growth 1-2 feet tall. Flowers May to August, the stems have "Catclaw" like prickles. Palatable to livestock. Quail will readily eat the seed. This plant is an important indicator plant of range condition, decreasing when overgrazed. Occurs on dry, rocky or sandy soils.


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