Erythronium seed dispersal

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:28:01 PDT

On 2015-03-12, at 5:44 PM, Travis O wrote:
> I live amongst Erythronium hendersonii, and it seems like some of the plants just could not possibly be where they are by mechanical means alone. I suspect birds may play a role in dispersing the seeds. Many of the plants I see grow under shrubs and trees, some under lone trees many tens of yards from other individuals. 

When I am in an area with ripe seeds, I spread them around to suitable areas nearby that are lacking the target plant.  Maybe other people do that, too.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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