Three Mississippi ecotypes of wetland plants

This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.

  • Authors: Grabowski, Janet M.
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Proceedings of a Conference on Sustainability of Wetlands and Water Resources, May 23-25, Oxford, Mississippi, eds. Holland, Marjorie M.; Warren, Melvin L.; Stanturf, John A., p. 94-97

Abstract

In 1996, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (PMC) released three locally collected, source-identified wetland plants. Indian Bayou source powdery thalia (Thalia dealbata Fraser ex Roscoe) and Leflore source creeping burhead [Echinodorus cordifolius (L.) Griseb.] were collected in the Mississippi Delta and Leaf River source woolgrass [Scirpus cyperinus (L.) Kunth] from southeastern Mississippi. Both vegetative propagules and seedlings can be planted. PMC seed-germination studies have shown that Indian Bayou and Leaf River germinate readily after exposure to cold, moist conditions (stratification). Indian Bayou germination and seedling growth was best in a moist, not saturated, growing medium, whereas best germination of Leaf River was in a saturated medium, and seedling growth was better in a moist medium. Germination of Leflore was very poor for all seed treatments in the test, even though seedlings have established in PMC plant-production ponds.

  • Citation: Grabowski, Janet M. 2000. Three Mississippi ecotypes of wetland plants. In: Proceedings of a Conference on Sustainability of Wetlands and Water Resources, May 23-25, Oxford, Mississippi, eds. Holland, Marjorie M.; Warren, Melvin L.; Stanturf, John A., p. 94-97
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
  • Print Publications Are No Longer Available

    In an ongoing effort to be fiscally responsible, the Southern Research Station (SRS) will no longer produce and distribute hard copies of our publications. Many SRS publications are available at cost via the Government Printing Office (GPO). Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, printed, and distributed.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.