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Growth and reproduction of a clonal plant in response to salinity and florivory
Author(s): M. A. Tobler, P. A. Van Zandt, K. H. Hasenstein, S. Mopper
Article Topic(s): Phenology, Seed increase, Stress
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Iris hexagona (Dixie iris),
AbstractEvaluates the interactive effects of salinity and deer browsing on flowering and seed production of Iris hexagona. Deer browsing increased below-ground clonal growth and flowering the following year. However, populations differed in their response. Plants protected from browsing produced 20 times more seed capsules than unprotected plants.
Suggested CitationM. A. Tobler, P. A. Van Zandt, K. H. Hasenstein, and S. Mopper. "Growth and reproduction of a clonal plant in response to salinity and florivory." Wetlands 26.3 (2006): 803-812.