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Reproductive biology of Eryngium yuccifolium (Apiaceae), a prairie species

Author(s): B. Molano-Flores

Month: Jan-Mar
Year: 2001

Journal: Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society
Volume: 128
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-6

Article Topic(s): Pollination,Seed collecting,Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Tallgrass prairie

Species Referenced: Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake master),


Examines the reproductive biology of Eryngium yuccifolium. This species is a temporary dioecious species, meaning that the male and female phases of flower development do not overlap in time. Hand pollination resulted in some degree of self-compatibility. The species exhibited high fruit and seed set; however, herbivory by larvae of a moth destroyed 40-60% of flowers and fruits.

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B. Molano-Flores. "Reproductive biology of Eryngium yuccifolium (Apiaceae), a prairie species." Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128.1 (2001): 1-6.

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