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- Tabler, Ronald D.
- Ecology 1964 v.45 no.3 pp. 633-636
- Artemisia tridentata; nutrients; root systems; roots; soil profiles; Wyoming
- ... Three plants of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.) were excavated on each of four sites at 9,500 ft elevation in northwestern Wyoming. All plants studied were characterized by a woody taproot which rapidly tapered to a diameter of 2 or 3 mm within the first 6 dm of soil and a dense well‐developed system of lateral roots. About 62% of the total root length was concentrated in the upper 6 dm ...