Herbaceous plants as food source

Herbaceous plant from old

Excerpt: "The white-tailed deer is dependent upon the Plant Kingdom for the food it needs for growth and development. Management of this food resource, which is one aspect of habitat management, is an important part of any wildlife program. It is especially critical for proper management of this large herbivore, since deer have the ability to impact the habitat on which they live. The adverse impact that deer can exert on a habitat will disrupt the entire ecological balance of the habitat. In other words deer can create problems for all the other species of wildlife depending on that habitat. If habitat is to be managed for deer, the deer manager must first have a good understanding of the plants that deer utilize for food." This checklist was developed by David Moreland for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Info on Talinum

2003-07-03 13:22:27 by pro

Information I gleaned from the USDA plant database: plants.usda.gov/index.html Enter Scientific Name as Talinum
Talinum Adans. - gives you all varieties and maps of where they are present - click on a map to get information for that variety
- Talinum calycinum or parviflorum - most common varieties present in the central states from Texas to Minnesota/Nebraska.
- all varieties native to U.S.
Some common names:
Jewels of Opar (not common but a cool name, no?)
- Herbaceous Perennial, Shrub or Subshrub
- Native to the United States
- Talinum calycinum had a botanical illustration which showed a rhizhome (like an iris)
- Purslane family like Lewisia and Portulaca
- I doubt it is invasive. As a...

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