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Comparative Responses of Achillea millefolium Ecotypes to Competition and Soil Type

Author(s): S. S. Higgins and R. N. Mack

Month: Oct
Year: 1987

Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 73
Issue: 4
Pages: 591-597

Article Topic(s): Competition, Nutrients, Provenance, Seed source, Ecotype, Fertilizer
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Location: Washington

Species Referenced: Achillea millefolium (Common yarrow),


Examines the effects of differing soil conditions on the growth and competitive ability of two ecotypes of Achillea millefolium. Plants from both serpentine and zonal soils grew larger in serpentine compared to zonal soil. While zonal plant grew taller than serpentine plants when grown in zonal soil, zonal plants did not exhibit increased competitive ability. Although ecotypic variation has occurred between these two population, there been no apparent trade-offs between responses to the physical environment and competitive ability.

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S. S. Higgins and R. N. Mack. "Comparative Responses of Achillea millefolium Ecotypes to Competition and Soil Type." Oecologia 73.4 (1987): 591-597.

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