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RESEARCH LITERATURE

The Research Literature database was created and funded by the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Use the search features below to find scientific articles on native wildflowers that are commercially available or used in restoration projects.

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Temperature and light affects germination ecology of commercially produced seeds of Leavenworth's coreopsis

Author(s): S. M. Kabat, J. G. Norcini and B. Dehgan

Year: 2007

Journal: Native Plants Journal
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Pages: 236-247

Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Field, Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Coreopsis leavenworthii (Common tickseed),

Abstract

Investigates dormancy and germination requirements of commercially produced, local ecotype seeds of Coreopsis leavenworthii. Coreopsis leavenworthii expressed a type of physiological dormancy broken first at cooler temperatures and then at warmer temperatures. Although resembling a facultative winter annual, C. leavenworthii was able to germinate under a wider range of temperatures to some degree, including during the summer. The species also showed the potential to form a short-term seed bank.

Suggested Citation

S. M. Kabat, J. G. Norcini and B. Dehgan. "Temperature and light affects germination ecology of commercially produced seeds of Leavenworth's coreopsis." Native Plants Journal 8.3 (2007): 236-247.

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ISSN: 1522-8339
DOI: 10.2979/npj.2007.8.3.236

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