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Seed Buoyancy and Viability of the Wetland Milkweed Asclepias perennis and an Upland Milkweed, Asclepias exaltata

Author(s): A. L. Edwards, R. Wyatt and R. R. Sharitz

Month: Apr-Jun
Year: 1994

Journal: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club
Volume: 121
Issue: 2
Pages: 160-169

Article Topic(s): Germination,Water
Research Setting(s): Wetland,Laboratory

Species Referenced: Asclepias perennis (Aquatic milkweed),

Abstract

Seed buoyancy and viability was compared in two species of Asclepias, one found in wetlands (Asclepias perennis) and another not (Asclepias exaltata). Asclepias perennis seeds floated significantly longer (up to 5 months compared to 2 weeks) than A. exaltata seeds.

Suggested Citation

A. L. Edwards, R. Wyatt and R. R. Sharitz. "Seed Buoyancy and Viability of the Wetland Milkweed Asclepias perennis and an Upland Milkweed, Asclepias exaltata." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 121.2 (1994): 160-169.

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