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Germination response of grassland species to plant-derived smoke
Author(s): D. W. Schwilk, N. Zavala
Journal: Journal of Arid Environments
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
AbstractInvestigates 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.
Suggested CitationD. W. Schwilk, and N. Zavala. "Germination response of grassland species to plant-derived smoke." Journal of Arid Environments 79 (2012): 111-115.