Seed Study - Ipomoea leptophylla
Species: Ipomoea leptophylla
Seedling identification: The very distinctive cotyledons are lobed, smooth and large in size. Seed coat is fairly persistent after the plant emerges, often staying attached until the cotyledons unfold.
Ipomoea leptophylla – bush morningglory
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: n.m.
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: 9.2
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: n.a.
Percent seed: 40
Percent live: 67
Collection dates: September 20 and 28
Collection effort: 363 grams in 13 person hours
Collection notes: Species is fairly rare in the park and many of the seeds we found and collected were insect damaged. We collected from private land south of Hot Springs and found a lot of capsules with holes and small white grubs in them.
Cleaning notes: Clean seed measurement had seed out of the pods and most of the buggy or moldy seed removed.