Seed Study - Artemisia ludoviciana
Species: Artemisia ludoviciana
Seedling Identification: Cotyledons are small and rounded. First true leaves are round with slight pubescence.
Artemisia ludoviciana – white sage, man sage
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 3097 (1575)
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 10593
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: November 8 and 22
Collection effort: 9.1 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.
Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.