Seed Study - Amorpha canescens
Species: Amorpha canescens
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
Did You Know?
Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.