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Seed Study - Artemisia frigida

Artemisia frigida - Fringed Sagewort, Prairie Sagewort

Artemisia frigida - Fringed Sagewort, Prairie Sagewort

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Species: Artemisia frigida
Common name: fringed sagewort, prairie sagewort

Seedling Identification: First leaves are tri-lobed, gray green with pubescence. Leaves crushed smell like sage. Just emerged seedlings are easy to confuse with Achillea millifolium.

 

Artemisia frigida – fringed sagewort
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 4117 (2143)
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 8820
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: 72
Collection dates: November 8
Collection effort: 12.8 grams in 1 person hour
Collection notes: Abundant and easy to collect.
Cleaning notes: Prior to measuring “unclean” seed, the inflorescences were rubbed between the hands and what fell through a fine sieve was counted. However there still was lots of chaff mixed with the seed.

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