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Seed Study - Amorpha canescens

Amorpha canescens - Leadplant

Amorpha canescens - Leadplant

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Species: Amorpha canescens
Common name: leadplant

Seedling Identification: Small, round dull green cotyledons emerge and are followed by true leaves of the same shape and hue.


Amorpha canescens – leadplant
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 187 (81)
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 355
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: 80
Collection dates: September 7 and 20
Collection effort: 105 grams in 2 person hours
Collection notes: Seed is easy to collect and can be fairly abundant. It often has bugs, so collect more than needed.
Cleaning notes: Bulk measurement was by counting hard seeds, those that weren’t hard usually had bug exit holes

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