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Viability and dormancy in seeds of Polygonum amphibium L., P. coccineum Muhl. and P. hydropiperoides Michx
Author(s): O. L. Justice
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Germination,Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Polygonum hydropiperoides (Swamp smartweed),
AbstractResearches seed storage and germination of three species including Polygonum hydropiperoides. Seeds were dormant at maturity and required cold stratification for germination. Removing the pericarp and treating with acid decreased after-ripening time compared with seeds with intact pericarps. One year of dry storage resulted in non-viable seeds.
Suggested CitationO. L. Justice. "Viability and dormancy in seeds of Polygonum amphibium L., P. coccineum Muhl. and P. hydropiperoides Michx." American Journal of Botany 31.7 (1944): 369-377.