• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Liatris punctata

Liatris punctata - Dotted Gayfeather, Dotted Blazing Star

Liatris punctata - Dotted Gayfeather, Dotted Blazing Star

NPS Photo

Species: Liatris punctata
Common name: dotted gayfeather, dotted blazing star

Seedling identification: Small dark cotyledon leaves. The first true leaf that emerges from between the cotyledons is long and narrow, with a pronounced light colored midvein, has sparse hair on the margin and gray hair on the underside

 

Liatris punctata – dotted gayfeather
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 96
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: 188
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 300
Percent seed: 37
Percent live: 58
Collection dates: September 7, 20, 22, 23, 25 and 28
Collection effort: 54 grams in 10 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect.
Cleaning notes: Bulk measurement was off the stalks but had lots of bracts and fluff. Clean measurement was hard seed only.

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