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 Post subject: Datura seed info needed
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:49 pm 
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Does anyone have an image of the Datura wrightii AND Datura discolor seeds. The ones I have are very dark, verging on black and I'd like to know is that is a tell tale for the D. discolor.
Any info on growing them from seed is need too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:24 pm 
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The USDA website has photo's of both species seeds.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?sym ... 07_ahp.tif
http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch? ... ubmit.y=13

I don't have any specific info on their germination, but I think that a Google search on - "Genus species" germination - should give you the info you need.


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 Post subject: Thanks
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Thank you northeastwisc,
The black seed are Datura discolor---what I was hoping for.
I'm going to try several suggested was to germinate. I even pulled up a Datura society site:
http://www.abads.net/Rich_Sanders/rich_grow_datura.htm
It was 84F here today judging from Laona, WI it looks like your spring is not quite there yet.
Happy Growing,
Ed

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Up here, at this time of year, Spring is just a theory! :D

Another group that may have some specific info on these plants - Arizona Native Plant Society:
http://aznps.org/


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 Post subject: Thanks again
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:39 am 
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N.E.W.,
Thanks again. I am a member of The Arizona Native plant Society. :lol:
We have a wealth of expertese but our major problems here is not so much the propogation of native flora but the
"Battle of Invasives" consumes most of our time. The African Buffelgrass (introduced by Uncle Sam) and the fountain grasses(introduced but us northern "settlers") are successfully turning our wonderful desert into an African savana. We shall continue to battle with what we can and spread the word as fast as we can.
The threat is no longer a threat but in areas is becoming a reality. The grasses are increasing the fire load in an enviornment that evolved with no large fire protection at all.
It's quite scarry. :evil: :evil:
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I couldn't agree more on the threat that invasive plants pose to our environment. In my state, development used to be the no. 1 threat; but as of a couple of years ago invasive plants cause more harm to natural habitats than any other source.

Wisconsin has always been a leader in protecting our high quality natural habitats, but we've dropped the ball on invasive plants. Fortunately, part of the problem is going to be remedied. Legislation is already in the works that will ban many invasive species.

Cleaning up the messes that are already out there is another story. It's going to take a lot of education and financial resources to wage that battle. But there is a good effort already underway; and when I get discouraged with the seemingly overwhelming effort required, there are some success stories that I can turn to for inspiration. I even have a few small success here on my own land.

I'm and optimist; I think we can do it, and I think that we will find the will to do it. :D


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