Multivariate analysis of soil and plant data from the northern Mojave Desert was used to investigate aspects of the mineral nutrition of Larrea tridentata (Sesse & Moc. ex DC.) Cov. Larrea tridentata biomass was significantly correlated with soil NO3 and pH and leaf Fe content. Leaf cation accumulation was negatively correlated with leaf Fe concentration.
Hunter, R. B.; Wallace, A.; and Romney, E. M.
"Field studies of mineral nutrition of Larrea tridentata: importance of N, pH, and Fe,"
Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs: Vol. 4
, Article 23.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbnm/vol4/iss1/23