Seed Study - Rosa sp.
Species: Rosa sp.
Seedling identification: Cotyledons are ovate with a rounded tip, yellowing before dropping. First true leaves are trifoliate, rounded, toothed and dull green.
Rosa arkansana – prairie wild rose
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: n.m.
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: 69
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 88
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: 64
Collection dates: September 20
Collection effort: 39 grams in 4 person hours
Collection notes: Relatively easy to collect. Each rose hip holds a lot of seed.
Cleaning notes: Clean seed measurement was after wet fruits (soaked over night) were mashed to separate pulp from seed, air dried, then winnowed or dried pulp picked out.
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.