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The population biology of the genus Viola: I. The demography of Viola sororia

Author(s): O. T. Solbrig, S. J. Newell, D. T. Kincaid

Year: 1980

Volume: 68
Issue: 2
Pages: 521-546

Article Topic(s): Population viability analysis,Seed increase,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Viola sororia (Missouri violet),


Reports on the results of a census of Viola sororia over eight years in a forest in New England. An in-depth study of seedlings is also presented. The life expectancy of a 1-year-old plant was over 10 years. The risk of mortality was greater in May-September when plants were active then in winter months. Plant size governed seedling survival and seed production.

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O. T. Solbrig, S. J. Newell, and D. T. Kincaid. "The population biology of the genus Viola: I. The demography of Viola sororia." Journal of Ecology 68.2 (1980): 521-546.

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ISSN: 0022-0477
DOI: 10.2307/2259420

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