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Table 1 List of the most abundant plant species/genera and their total biomass (g m−2)/cover (%) estimates for all plots during the course of the experiment

From: Altered precipitation and root herbivory affect the productivity and composition of a mesic grassland

Species C3/C4 Functional
group
Life
cycle
Warm
season cover
Warm
season biomass
Cool
season cover
Cool
season biomass
Avena spp. C3 grass Annual 0 0 0.25 0
Bromus catharticus C3 grass Annual 0 0 0.67 46.3
Digitaria sp. C3 grass Annual 1.13 481.2 0.28 32.2
Gamochaeta spp. C3 forb Annual 0.17 0 0.44 0
Modiola caroliniana C3 forb Annual 0 0.12 0.28 0
Ornithopus compressus C3 legume Annual 0.46 0.18 2.07 88.1
Oxalis corniculata C3 legume Annual 0.79 3.32 3.1 0.59
Sonchus oleraceus C3 forb Annual 0 0 0.8 8.61
Vicia sativa C3 legume Annual 0 0.11 9.13 153.8
Anagallis arvensis C3 forb Annual/Biennial 0 0 0.27 0.98
Plantago lanceolata C3 forb Annual/Biennial 2.06 40.7 4.62 400.4
Senecio madagascariensis C3 forb Annual/Biennial 0.66 1.25 2.67 207.5
Axonopus fissifolius C4 grass Perennial 9.14 345.4 6.63 225.7
Bothriochloa macra C4 grass Perennial 4.12 824.5 2.02 4.05
Cymbopogon refractus C4 grass Perennial 9.45 1641.7 5.01 209.9
Cynodon dactylon C4 grass Perennial 13.4 1157.8 7.81 1149.6
Eragrostis curvula C4 grass Perennial 2.14 1989.7 4.32 2113.3
Hypochaeris radicata C3 forb Perennial 4.25 25.6 8.34 142
Lolium perenne C3 grass Perennial 0 0 8.56 813.2
Lotus corniculatus C3 legume Perennial 0.57 0.53 2.25 4.97
Microlaena stipoides C3 grass Perennial 13.2 516.6 11.72 993.3
Paspalum spp. C4 grass Perennial 20.9 3548.7 13.18 1077.8
Setaria parviflora C4 grass Perennial 10.2 1520.1 3.46 92.5
Verbena spp. C3 forb Perennial 0.39 27.2 0.47 99.4
Other (unidentified) various various Annual/Biennial/Perennial 6.98 218.3 1.64 63.2