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Ecological Effects of Fire Retardant
Chemicals and Fire Suppressant Foams

Table 1


Plant Species and the Number of Plot-Sample Period Combinations1 on which they occurred in riparian and upland habitat at Cabin Creek and North Fork study areas in Nevada. Taxonomy follows Hickman (1993).

Genus Species Family Number of plot-sample periods1
Upland Riparian Total
Juncus balticus Juncaceae 69 298 367
Poa pratensis Poaceae 0 352 352
Taraxacum officinale Asteraceae 11 337 348
Achillea millefolium Asteraceae 22 288 310
Potentilla gracilis Rosaceae 41 247 288
Carex praegracilis Cyperaceae 0 287 287
Chrysothamnus vicidiflorus Asteraceae 284 0 284
Linum perenne Linaceae 113 132 245
Agropyron trachycaulum Poaceae 142 102 244
Thermopsis montana Fabaceae 0 213 213
Artemisia tridentata Asteraceae 193 0 193
Poa secunda Poaceae 159 10 169
Cirsium foliosum Asteraceae 31 107 138
Carex nebraskensis Cyperaceae 0 78 78
Erigeron spp. Asteraceae 69 0 69
Lupinus caudatus Fabaceae 47 18 65
Epilobium glaberrimum Onagraceae 0 63 63
Sitanion hystrix Poaceae 62 0 62
Hordeum pusillum Poaceae 0 52 52
Geum macrophyllum Rosaceae 0 50 50
Artemisia ludoviciana Asteraceae 0 47 47
Arnica chamissonis Asteraceae 0 46 46
Carex douglasii Cyperaceae 45 0 45
Equisetum arvense Equisetaceae 0 41 41
Penstemon rydbergii Scrophulareaceae 2 37 39
Carex microptera Cyperaceae 0 36 36
Astragalus curvicarpus Fabaceae 32 0 32
Agroseris glauca Asteraceae 20 12 32
Elymus cinereus Poaceae 30 0 30
Stellaria longipes Caryophyllaceae 0 29 29
Sidalcea neomexicana Malvaceae 0 25 25
Phlox hoodii Polemoniaceae 24 0 24
Cirsium vulgare Asteraceae 0 24 24
Rumex salicifolius Polygonaceae 0 20 20
Ranunculus cymbalaria Ranunculaceae 0 19 19
Potentilla glandulosa Rosaceae 0 12 12
Chrysothamnus nauseosus Asteraceae 12 0 12
Leptodactylon pungens Polemoniaceae 10 0 10
Senecio integerrimus Asteraceae 9 0 9
Mentha arvensis Lameaceae 0 8 8
Koeleria cristata Poaceae 6 2 8
Deschampsia elongata Poaceae 0 8 8
Eriogonum ovalifolium Polygonaceae 7 0 7
Ribes cereum Saxifragaceae 6 0 6
Juncus ensifolius Juncaceae 0 6 6
Galium aparine Rubiaceae 0 5 5
Descurainia richardsonii Brassicaceae 5 0 5
Bromus tectorum Poaceae 0 5 5
Stipa thurberiana Poaceae 4 0 4
Smilacina stellata Lilliaceae 0 4 4
Rosa woodsii Rosaceae 0 4 4
Mimulus guttatus Scrophulareaceae 0 4 4
Gentiana affinis Gentianaceae 0 4 4
Iris missouriensis Iridaceae 0 3 3
Ipomopsis aggregata Polemoneaceae 2 0 2
Arabis glabra Cruciferae 1 1 2
Verbascum thapsus Scrophulariaceae 0 1 1
Thlaspi arvense Brassicaceae 0 1 1
Scutellaria angustifolia Labiatae 0 1 1
Rumex crispus Polygonaceae 0 1 1
Prunella vulgaris Lameaceae 0 1 1
Phlox longifolia Polemoniaceae 1 0 1
Lewisia rediviva Portulacaceae 1 0 1
Crepis acuminata Asteraceae 1 0 1
Bromus inermis Poaceae 0 1 1
Allium spp. Lilliaceae 1 0 1

1 There were 8 plots/treatment, 8 treatments/application, 2 applications (June and July), and 5 sample periods (1 pre-treatment and 4 post-treatment), for a possible total of 640 plot-sample period combinations in each habitat type.


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