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Figure 4: Average vegetation height during the growing season in continuously stocked (dashed line) and late (solid line) grazed areas, in two semi-natural grasslands, Harpsund (a) and Pustnäs (b). Vegetation height inside exclosure cages in Pustnäs is shown by open circles (cages in continuous stocking) and open diamonds (cages in late grazing). Error bars show 1 standard error. Onset of late grazing is indicated with a vertical dotted line. plots per treatment in Harpsund, 7 in Pustnäs; 3 exclosure cages per treatment in Pustnäs. A dry period in early June caused a temporal drop in turgor and therefore also in the measure of vegetation height.