Beckmannia


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Beckmannia

 

a genus of perennial grasses of the family Gramineae. The laterally flattened spikelets contain two flowers each, one of which is frequently reduced. The spikelets on short pedicels are gathered in two rows into small one-sided ears, forming a one-sided spikelike panicle. There are two species in Europe, Asia, and North America. They are fodder crops.

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Responses of the wetland grass, Beckmannia syzigachne, to salinity and soil wetness: Consequences for wetland reclamation in the oil sands area of Alberta, Canada.
The heterogeneous landscape of this region includes many wetlands, meadows of graminoids (Arctagrostis spp, Beckmannia eruciformis, Bromus spp, Calamagrostis spp, Eriophorum spp, Glyceria spp, Hordeum jubatum, Poa glauca, Triglochin spp.), sedges (Carex spp.), and floating mats of bog vegetation (Menyanthes trifoliata, Potentilla palustris, Caltha palustris, Equisetum spp.).
releve 1 2 3 4 5 6 Characteristics of Lemno-Thacletum natantis (d.s.) Thacla natans 4 4 4 4 4 4 Characteristics of Littorelletea uniflorae (d.s.) Callitriche palustris r + Characteristics of Lemnetea (d.s.) Lemna turionifera 3 r 3 2 Lemna trisulca Characteristics of Phragmito-Magnocaricetea (d.s.) Glyceria triflora 2 Beckmannia syzigachne Equisetum fluviatile Eleocharis palustris Eleocharis mamillata 1 r Companions Ranunculus sceleratus r Agrostis stolonifera r Persicaria hydropiper r Bidens raidatus Area ([m.sup.2]) 14 4 2 16 2 3 Cover (%) 85 80 80 90 55 95 Average depth (cm) 5 20 12 7 10 15 Soil char.
Holmgren Beckmannia syzigachne (Steud.) X Fernald Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.
and Beckmannia eruciformis (L.) Host, were excluded from my list because they are wetland grasses.
These taxa were Achillea spp., Aster sibiricus, Astragalus alpinus, Beckmannia syzigachne, Caltha palustris, Cardamine hyperborea, Cassiope tetragona, Castilleja spp., Chrysosplenium tetandrum, Hierchloe alpina, Melandrium apetalum, Minuartia spp., Polemonium boreale, Potamogeton spp., Pyrola grandiflora, Ranunculus nivalis, Saussurea spp., Senecio atropurpureus, Senecio congestus, Silene acaulis, and Utricularia vulgaris.