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Table 1

A summary of the morphological characteristics of LC and CS

NameLeymus chinensis (LC)Cleistogenes squarrosa (CS)
Appearance   
Family Gramineae Gramineae 
Genus Leymus Cleistogenes Keng 
Plant type C3 plant C4 plant 
Feature and height Scattered and erect; 40–70 cm Tufted and erect; 10–20 cm 
Leaf type Slender; 7–18 cm Slender; 3–6 cm 
Leaf surface characteristic The top surface is rough; the bottom is smooth Surface rough with short pubescence 
Root characteristic Rhizome type Fibrous root type 
Main status in community Dominant species Accompanying species 
NameLeymus chinensis (LC)Cleistogenes squarrosa (CS)
Appearance   
Family Gramineae Gramineae 
Genus Leymus Cleistogenes Keng 
Plant type C3 plant C4 plant 
Feature and height Scattered and erect; 40–70 cm Tufted and erect; 10–20 cm 
Leaf type Slender; 7–18 cm Slender; 3–6 cm 
Leaf surface characteristic The top surface is rough; the bottom is smooth Surface rough with short pubescence 
Root characteristic Rhizome type Fibrous root type 
Main status in community Dominant species Accompanying species 
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