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Stem of plants can be used for animal grazing, wind erosion control, reduce water flow, increase evaporation and transpiration. In NW of Iran (East Azerbaijan Province), rangelands are utilized for animal grazing and later changed to agricultural land use; this vegetation is unsuitable for vegetation coverage. We studied Erodium ciconium to determine its stem biomass characteristics. Data were collected with accidental sampling method (1×1 m) in this area. A total of 12 plots were collected and 60 samples were studied in this research. Minimum, maximum and mean stem biomasses of this plant were 3.9, 6.7 and 5.00 g, respectively.
Key words: Erodium ciconium, Iran, rangeland, stem biomass.
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