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Re: Bracken



as I recall from discussions onlist, just pre-KT during the late
Cretaceous, grass was a humble plant found only in swamps.  I take this
to mean it needed water too.  Just how long it took grass to like arid
conditions I don't know.

-Betty

John Bois wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Betty Cunningham wrote:
> 
> > Could you suggest kudzu-equivalents or blackberry bush-equivalents as
> > mass coverage that's not grass?
> 
> But they all need alot of water.  Grass has an amazing ability to soak up
> available water.  The combination of productivity at low predator density
> (because few prey) may be winning for ostriches.

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