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The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Stratification improves seed-germination of 5 native wildflower species

Author(s): C. B. Bratcher, J. M. Dole and J. C. Cole

Month: Sep
Year: 1993

Journal: Hortscience
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Volume: 28
Issue: 9
Pages: 899-901

Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple coneflower),


Researches the effects of cold stratification (5C) on the germination of Echinacea purpurea. Germination percentage increased with weeks of stratification. Four weeks of stratification resulted in the maximum germination percentage of Echinacea purpurea. The article also discusses results for species in genera that occur in Florida including Baptisia, Helianthus, and Solidago.

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C. B. Bratcher, J. M. Dole and J. C. Cole. "Stratification improves seed-germination of 5 native wildflower species." Hortscience 28.9 (1993): 899-901.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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