Appropriately named, American beautyberry foliage provides a crude protein content of 15.2 percent.
Common among thinned pines after a prescribed fire, blackberry foliage yields a crude protein content of 14.1 percent.
Common ragweed has a crude protein content of 18.8 percent. Quail favor the plant for security cover also.
Pokeweed is a common plant found in thinned pines after a prescribed fire. It has a crude protein content of 23.4 percent.
Greenbrier provides up to 9.8-percent crude protein. The prickly, woody vine can grow 30 feet high if it has a tree to grow on.
Wild grape foliage provides 10.2-percent protein. Fruits provide forage for a variety of wildlife.
Trumpet creeper, also known as cow itch vine or hummingbird vine, is a vining plant with a crude protein content of 10.9 percent.
Lespedeza is native in southern pine plantations. It provides an important food source for bobwhite quail and other birds.
Panic grass is native in southern pine plantations. It also provides an important food source for bobwhite quail and other birds.
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This article was originally published in The NEW PIONEER™ Spring 2016 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.
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