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Clover--Minnesota; Germination; Growth (Plants); Shoots (Botany)


Field and laboratory studies of the silky prairie clover (Petalostemon villosum Nutt.) in central Minnesota indicated that seeds of this plant require scarification but do not require an overwintering period, to germinate. Germination and primary root growth are rapid; shoot growth appears to be quite slow. Methods of associating shoot growth with age are suggested and several notes on the life history of the plant ore presented.

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