Jim McKenney
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:17:32 PDT
That's interesting. It sounds as if there is a difference between the
Connecticut populations and the Maryland populations in this regard. 

Here in zone 7 Maryland, the seed actually germinates in the autumn and goes
into the winter with a two to three inch root already down into the soil.

I've never seen many unrooted seeds at that time of year: I think either
something is eating them or, more likely, they get moved around before they
root during flooding (they are on a floodplain). 

Jim McKenney

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