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Table 3 Percent cover ± SE of the most common plant species by habitat type, Lincoln National Forest, autumn 2005–2006

From: Herbivory of sympatric elk and cattle on Lincoln National Forest, south-central New Mexico

Habitat type Species % Cover
2005 2006
Aspen Abies concolor 13.6 ± 4.0
  Aster spp. 13.5 ± 3.4 6.5 ± 2.0
  Fragaria vesca 11.2 ± 2.4 10.4 ± 1.1
  Moss 7.8 ± 2.5 8.3 ± 2.8
  Poa pratensis 15.0 ± 3.5 13.6 ± 4.0
  Populus tremuloides 8.9 ± 4.3
Burn Artemisia ludoviciana 7.4 ± 3.2
  Bromus inermis 7.2 ± 2.7 12.8 ± 4.7
  Dactylis glomerata 15.8 ± 4.0 5.2 ± 1.2
  Piptochaetium fimbriatum 6.7 ± 2.4
  Poa pratensis 6.1 ± 2.6 4.4 ± 2.0
  Quercus undulata 13.3 ± 3.9 16.3 ± 5.5
Meadow Achillea millefolium 7.3 ± 1.2 3.7 ± 0.1
  Bromus spp. 4.6 ± 3.5
  Bromus inermis 3.9 ± 2.1
  Poa pratensis 52.8 ± 3.9 47.4 ± 5.4
  Erodium cicutarium 5.0 ± 1.8 7.2 ± 2.4
  Trifolium spp. 3.4 ± 1.4
Thinned Aster spp. 12.0 ± 2.9 13.8 ± 2.8
  Bromus spp. 7.3 ± 1.7 8.0 ± 1.8
  Fragaria vesca 8.9 ± 2.2
  Moss 5.4 ± 1.2 7.0 ± 2.9
  Poa pratensis 27.5 ± 4.6 17.3 ± 4.0
  Quercus gambelii 6.5 ± 3.0 8.0 ± 4.3