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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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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Temperature and Seed Moisture Govern Storage Duration and Germination of Phlox drummondii

Author(s): W. J. Carpenter, E. R. Ostmark and J. A. Cornell

Month: Mar
Year: 1993

Journal: Hortscience
Journal Link: http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/search.dtl
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Pages: 185-188

Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Phlox drummondii (Annual phlox),

Abstract

Two cultivars of Phlox drummondii seeds germinated to a high percentage at 10-25C, while complete inhibition of germination occurred at 30C. Germination rates were greater at alternating temperatures than at constant temperatures. Desiccating seeds to 5% moisture content did not reduce total germination, but did reduce germination rate. Storing seeds at 5C increased germination percentages, uniformity and initial germination compared to storage to 15-25C.

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W. J. Carpenter, E. R. Ostmark and J. A. Cornell. "Temperature and Seed Moisture Govern Storage Duration and Germination of Phlox drummondii." Hortscience 28.3 (1993): 185-188.

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ISSN: 0018-5345

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