germination

dosmann at IASTATE.EDU dosmann at IASTATE.EDU
Mon Feb 17 10:18:13 EST 1997


Catherine:

	Germination of Myrica pensylvanica may need to be promoted by 
giving the seeds up to 3 months of moist-stratification (in sand or 
peat).  Make sure that all of the wax is removed, also.

	Best of luck,
	Michael Dosmann

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Michael S Dosmann                    
dosmann at iastate.edu             . . .  
Graduate Research Assistant      . . 
Department of Horticulture      . . . 
Iowa State University          


>  I am doing undergraduate senior thesis work on seed germination of
> sand dune species including Northern bayberry, Myrica pennsylvanica, but
> it is the only species that I can't seem to coax into germinating.  I've
> given the seeds a one month cold treatment and have scarified them but
> none of this has worked.  Does anyone have any suggestions?
> 
>         Send reply to 97crb at wheatonma.edu
> 
>                 Thank you, Catherine Banks
> 
> Scott Shumway
> Dept. of Biology
> Wheaton College
> Norton, MA 02766
> 508-286-3945
> "Scott_Shumway at WheatonMa.edu"
> 





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