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Sisymbrium altissimum (tumble mustard)

Author(s): Janet L. Howard
Year Published: 2003
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Sisymbrium altissimum (tumble mustard) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Howard, Janet 2003. Sisymbrium altissimum (tumble mustard). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/forb/sisalt/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10458
FEIS Number: 626
Record updated: May 24, 2018