Chemical Composition of the Sandlily (Leucocrinum montanum)

Frank Rauzi
1980 Journal of range management  
At the Archer Substation near Cheyenne, Wyo., the leaves and flowers of the sandlily (Leucocrinum monfanum) were collected separately between May 17 and 22 in 1976, 1977, and 1978 and their crude protein end mineral concentrations were determined. Average crude protein contents oflenves and flowers were 22.1 and 12.4%, respectively. The large difference in protein levels between the flowers and leaves may be P factor in the selective grazing of these parts by livestock. The mineral
more » ... ineral concentrations of Cn, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, NP, P, and Zn in flowers and leaves were adequate for livestock nutrition and did nut differ greatly except the Ca and K contents of leaves were higher than those of flowers.
doi:10.2307/3898583 fatcat:kr5hd6odmraurjns2nz74p64be