Arctostaphylos seed

Rodney Barton via pbs
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:15:37 PST
Patersonia require or at least germinate better after exposure to smoke. There may be some other AU species as well. I have a paper around here some where ...


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Subject: Re: [pbs] Arctostaphylos seed

I have read that seeds of Arctostaphylos germinate better when given fire treatment. We have native Arctostaphylos and Ceanothus species which seem to sprout up where there was a fire, either someone's burnt leaf pile or otherwise. The dried berries, as opposed to the cleaned seeds may germ better after being shipped overseas. 

Does anyone know of bulb seeds that require fire? The Bulb Maven blog (Telos) has mentioned it about at least one S. African species.


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