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Vegetation measurements were made at 10 sites dominated by creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), tarbush (Florensia cernua) and bush muhly (Muhlenbergia porteri) within mixed desert scrub habitat.
Estimates of mean and error obtained with short line transects were indistinguishable from those obtained with long line transects for grass, creosotebush and tarbush cover using either thirty 4 m transects compared to three 45 m transects in, or one hundred 4 m transects compared to six 45 m line transects in mixed desert scrub habitat (Table 1).
He and his physics colleagues have found the light fingerprints of many plants including alfalfa, native tobosa grass hay, and a shrub called tarbush.
Major vegetation types are creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and tarbush (Florensia cernua) desert shrub, grama (Bouteloua sp.
1983), the Jornada del Muerto is a mosaic of black grama-mesa dropseed (Bouteloua eriopoda-Sporobolus flexuosus) grassland, tobosa (Hilaria mutica) grassland, dunes with mesquites (Prosopis), creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) and tarbush (Flourensia cernua) desert, scattered yuccas (Yucca), and playa lakes, with mountain slopes along the Dona Ana and San Andres mountains.
In contrast, Apollophanes texanus was collected in pitfall traps in creosotebush shrubland, grassland, and tarbush shrubland.
The Jornada research team is now studying a shrub called tarbush, one of four woody plant species ranchers had previously wanted to eliminate completely from their ranges to make room for forage grasses.
He and fellow researchers found livestock would eat up to 99 percent of newly formed leaves on some tarbush plants, while leaving other tarbush plants untouched.
Finally, tarbush (Flourensia cernua) was no longer present on Green Gulch 2, and tree cholla (Opuntia imbricata) has disappeared from Green Gulch 1.
Lower elevations were dominated by mesquite (Prosopis), creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), tarbush (Flourensis cernua) and prickly pear (Opuntia).
In places where types of vegetation met, areas of co-dominance occurred, resulting in the tarbush juniper, juniper-mesquite, and tarbush-mesquite communities.
For example, in the tarbush vegetational community (Fig.