Watsonias & fire.

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Tue, 23 Aug 2005 18:08:28 PDT
Most of the recent posts on the topic of smoke and germination or smoke and
inflorescence seem to be implying that this is new knowledge. 

But it seems to me that I heard about it fifty years ago when I was a kid. 

And here's another aspect of this thread which I'm wondering about: does
fumaric acid aid in germination and the embryogeny of an inflorescence? And
is there any connection (other than the derivation of the name) with the
papaveraceous genus Fumaria, known as smokewort, and from which fumaric acid
can be derived? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm burning to know the

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