Erythronium seed article

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 17:09:24 PST
>Dear Diane:
>                It may also suggest that those distributed by ants 
>demand darkness to germinate and the opposite to the others.

Dear Alberto,

The elaisomes are fragrant for only a short time, though, and the 
ants drop them on the way home.  Therefore the seeds don't get taken 
down into the nest, but are dropped on the soil surface.  This 
ensures well-distributed plants.


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