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Germination of Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. seed is enhanced by stratification, benzyladenine, or thiourea but not gibberellic acid

Author(s): C. A. Parks and T. H. Boyle

Month: Feb
Year: 2002

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Hortscience
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Pages: 202-205

Article Topic(s): Germination,Plant growth regulator
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Liatris spicata (Dense blazing star),

Abstract

Examines the effects of stratification, benzyladenine (BA), thiourea, and gibberellic acid (GA3) on the germination of Liatris spicata. Cold stratification at 4 C for 10 weeks increased germination and decreased rate of germination. BA and thiourea also increased germination but GA3 did not. The article suggests that a practical means of breaking dormancy in L. spicata is through an infusion of BA via acetone.

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C. A. Parks and T. H. Boyle. "Germination of Liatris spicata (L.) Willd. seed is enhanced by stratification, benzyladenine, or thiourea but not gibberellic acid." HortScience 37.1 (2002): 202-205.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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