Magazine article Natural History

Habitats

Magazine article Natural History

Habitats

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Streams and Other Wetlands Although most of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park consists of dry habitats, Mc- Kittrick Creek usually has flowing water, and there are occasional pools of water along the creek. Trees growing creekside include little walnut, narrowleaf willow, Goodding's willow, peachleaf willow, velvet ash, netleaf hackberry, and lanceleaf cottonwood. There are a few shrubs including desert willow and desert snowberry. Other plants occurring here and there are Geyer's onion, splitleaf brickellbush, canyon drymary, early shaggytuft, clasping dogbane, bract milkweed, Lindheimer's morning-glory, and New Mexico copperleaf. Standing pools of water usually have several sedges, including swamp sawgrass, several species of Eleocharis (spikerushes), hardstem bulrush, three-square, and several kinds of Carex. …

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