Seed Study - Verbena bracteata
Species: Verbena bracteata
Seedling identification: Cotyledons are fairly small, ovate and purple tinged. Primary leaves are lobed with prominent veins and are purple tinged near the stem.
Verbena bracteata – prostrate vervain
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: n.m.
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: 1803
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: n.a.
Percent seed: 74
Percent live: 74
Collection dates: August 30 and September 1.
Collection effort: >4 grams in 3 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect in large amounts.
Cleaning notes: Clean seed measurement was obtained using pure seed.
Did You Know?
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.