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Jim Howell
short dry grass

Dormant period on low-production mild temperate steppe getting 12" (300 mm) precipitation annually. On mild steppes, extremely erratic rainfall limits production. This increases space between plants, so we rely more on litter to protect the soil surface. The High Lonesome, Lordsburg, southwestern New Mexico, U.S.A.