monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Mon May 22 13:08:00 EST 2000
Not sure, but if they're hybrids and self-fertile, there's a very good
chance any offspring won't look like the parents. Also, remember that
each composite "blossom" is actually a collection of many small
flowers. Thus, bagging a head does not prevent the plant from mixing
up its own genetic material.
> Greetings All,
> I am asking this question in an attempt to preserve an interesting form that
> has grown this year in the garden.
> The plants I am working on are, Senecio hybridus, a tall Compositae (which
> is also known as Cineraria stellata ?).
> "Are they self-fertile?"
> In other words, if I bag them or other wise isolate the chosen ones, will
> the seed be viable?
> Thank for your time,
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