Janice E. Bowers

Fires occur frequently in desert grassland at the eastern margin of the Sonoran Desert, but fires in the desert proper are reported to be very infrequent and of low intensity.

The first comprehensive checklist of the vascular plants of the Research Ranch. A second objective of this paper is to provide an evaluation of the floristic affinities of the plants occurring in the flora of the Research Ranch.

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