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Germination response of grassland species to plant-derived smoke

Author(s): D. W. Schwilk, N. Zavala

Year: 2012

Journal: Journal of Arid Environments
Volume: 79
Pages: 111-115

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

Species Referenced: Coreopsis basalis (Goldenmane tickseed), Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains coreopsis), Salvia coccinea (Scarlet sage),


Investigates the effects of treating seeds with plant-derived smoke on germination. The study includes 15 species native to the southern Great Plains and Edwards Plateau of Texas, including five species that also occur in Florida. Salvia coccinea exhibited smoke-stimulated germination while Coreopsis basalis, C. lanceolata, and E. purpurea were inhibited by smoke. For S. coccinea, aerosol smoke can act substitute for wet cold stratification in cuing seed germination.

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D. W. Schwilk, and N. Zavala. "Germination response of grassland species to plant-derived smoke." Journal of Arid Environments 79 (2012): 111-115.

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ISSN: 0140-1963
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.12.002
Last Updated: 2015-02-26
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