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Research Project: Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Title: Legumes for restoration in the Colorado Plateau

Author
item Bushman, Shaun
item Johnson, Douglas
item Jones, Thomas

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/15/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Colorado Plateau region is in need of more diverse choice of forbs for revegetation. Legumes native to the Colorado Plateau provide a great source of biodiversity, pollinator habitat, forage quality for wildlife, and include the ability to fix nitrogen in symbiosis with soil fungi. Searls' prairie clover and Utah lotus are two such legumes. In this presentation, we show how collections within these two species are related, and how their phenotypes correlate with collection site characteristics.