Name for seeds that germinate automatically please

Jim McKenney
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:48:52 PST
Yes, Marek, that can be another meaning. It all depends: in English, the word recalcitrant is an adjective. When used with the word seed, it makes one ask "in what way recalcitrant?" So the meaning "reluctant to germinate" is just as likely as "reluctant to go dormant". Without further explanation it might mean reluctant to germinate in light, or reluctant to germinate in cold or who knows how many other things.

Perhaps someone can cite the first usage of this word in the context of seeds. The intended meaning might have been implied by the context. 

Jim McKenney

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