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forb

A herbaceous flowering plant exclusive of grasses and sedges, at least some of which (e.g., clover, milkweed, sunflowers) have nutritive and/or medicinal value.

forb

any herbaceous plant other than grass.

forb

native, nongrass, broadleaf, herbaceous range plants eaten by livestock. Responsible for a great deal of animal production in arid and semiarid regions. Includes saltbush, sage, shinoak.
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Funding for the study of grasses and forbs was provided by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and we received additional funding from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, and Trygger Foundation, as well as from various private donations to the Sutton Avian Research Center.
Fourteen forbs (three annuals and 11 perennials), three grasses (perennials), three shrubs (one evergreen and two deciduous), and mesquite beans were analyzed.
Within vegetation quadrats, species richness, height, percent grass, forbs, woody, and bare ground were examined.
1973) reported bite count methods estimated more use of shrubs as a class and less use of grass and forbs than actually occurred for mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus).
Forbs were counted individually, but for grasses, tillers were counted as one individual.
The more competitive dominant forb species did not appear to be abundant.
Generally, this area was regarded as being a part of the tallgrass prairie due to the predominance of tallgrass prairie grasses and forbs (Transeau 1935; Thompson 1975; Risser et al.
The first canonical variable was significantly and positively correlated with percent forb cover, woody height, vegetation density 0 - 90 cm, and vegetation density 91 - 180 cm (Table 1).
We used Spearman's rank correlations (Zar, 1996) to identify relationships between precipitation and production of forbs within habitats.
Dominant forbs are broomweed (Gutierrezia texana), hog potato (Hoffmannsegia glauca).
Schultes (yellow foxtail) and the forb Hibiscus trionum L.
Real native prairie might contain over a hundred grass and forb species.