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Effects of salinity on germination and growth of Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana (L.) Fern

Author(s): C. Orava, D. R. Drake

Year: 1997

Journal: Castanea
Volume: 62
Issue: 4
Pages: 272-277

Article Topic(s): Germination, Stress
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse, Coastal

Species Referenced: Solidago sempervirens (Seaside goldenrod),

Abstract

Examines the effects of salinity on seed germination of Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana. Although the overall trend was decreased germination with increased salinity, a small amount of salinity seemed to increase the rate of germination. In addition, seeds germinated in freshwater were slightly chlorotic. The authors conclude that S. sempervirens is adapted to oceanic dispersal of seeds and establishment in saline habitats.

Suggested Citation

C. Orava, and D. R. Drake. "Effects of salinity on germination and growth of Solidago sempervirens var. mexicana (L.) Fern." Castanea 62.4 (1997): 272-277.
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