Demography of Lupinus lepidus on the pumice plain and its role in primary and secondary succession.

This study details the demography of two populations of Lupinus lepidus, a primary successional plant species growing on the Pumice Plain, and also investigates the role lupine plays in the recruitment of additional species through facilitation. Lupine and other plant species’ populations have been censused once or twice each growing season from 1982-1991. Prairie lupine was the first species to colonize the barren deposits of the Pumice Plain and attained extremely high densities in certain portions of our plots during the census years.

 

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