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Table 1 Location and environmental data of the four field sites in the Inner Mongolia Steppe

From: What drives the shift between sexual and clonal reproduction of Caragana stenophylla along a climatic aridity gradient?

Site Longitude (°E) Latitude (°N) Altitude (m) Mean annual precipitation (mm) Annual mean temperature (°C) Sunshine duration (h/year) Aridity index (AI) Moisture types
Xilinhaote 115°55′19” 44°28′31” 990 281 2.35 2932 0.174 Semi-arid
Siziwang 111°53′22” 41°47′28” 1492 240 3.40 3065 0.128 Arid
Etuoke 107°58′02” 39°07′02” 1500 210 6.40 3050 0.070 Very arid
Alashanzuo 105°41′34” 38°19′47” 1561 110 7.80 3200 0.034 Intensively arid
  1. Aridity index (AI) = precipitation / potential evapotranspiration [52]