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Seed Study - Heterotheca villosa

Heterotheca villosa (Chrysopsis villosa) - Hairy False Goldenaster

Heterotheca villosa (Chrysopsis villosa) - Hairy False Goldenaster

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Species: Heterotheca villosa (Chrysopsis villosa)
Common name: hairy false goldenaster

Seedling Identification: Small rounded cotyledons and spatulate leaves that are dull green and have very long coarse hair.

 

Heterotheca villosa – hairy false golden aster
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 516
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 1764
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: August 31
Collection effort: 4.4 grams in 6 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect and abundant. Cleaning notes: Bulk measurement seed was off the stalks but had lots of bracts in it.

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