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Citation. Forbes, R. B. 1967. Germination and early development of the silky prairie clover. Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science 34(2):84-87. [1289 CC]
Abstract. Field and laboratory studies of the silky prairie clover (Petalostemum villosum Nutt.) in central Minnesota indicated that seeds of this plant require scarification, but do not require an overwintering period, to germinate. Germination and primary root growth are rapid; shoot growth appears to be quite slow. methods of associating shoot growth with age are suggested and servaral notes on the life history of the plant are presented.
Keywords. silky prairie clover, Petalostemum villosum Nutt., germination, life history