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Melampyrum (lineare)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Scrophulariaceae
Family Common Name: Figwort family
Scientific Name: Melampyrum lineare L.
Common Name: Cow-whet figwort
Species Code: MELLIN
General Distribution: M. lineare is found in open forest throughout North America.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are cold stratified and germinate at 3 C. Cold stratification is required to break epicotyl dormancy.
References: Cantlon, J. E., Curtis, E. J. C. and Malcolm, W. M. (1963). Studies of Melampryum lineare. Ecology 44, 466-474.
In:Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.20 Chapter 10 In: Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.


Baskin, Jerry M.; Baskin, Carol C.. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Melampyrum lineare L. plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2020/08/05). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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