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Seed Study - Solidago missouriensis

Species: Solidago missouriensis
Common name: prairie goldenrod


Solidago missouriensis – prairie goldenrod
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 1278
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: 7762
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: n.m.
Percent seed: n.m.
Percent live: n.m.
Collection dates: November 8 and 12
Collection effort: 31 grams in 2 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect large amounts.
Cleaning notes: Bulk measurement is as it comes off of the plant often with involucres and bracts. Clean seed was full (not flat) seeds with fluff.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.