Information on Rotala ramosior seed and storage

We had a potential project with salvaging Rotala ramosior (annual) pop up and we are hoping to quickly find information on this plant so we can advise/store properly. Has anyone worked with this species (or genus) before? A wetland annual plant, we are hoping to know about when best to collect, how best to prep and store, both long- and short-term, and how to best maximize germination. Any experiences working with this species would be most welcome.

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Submitted by Stephanie Frischie on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:14pm

Hi David,

 

I worked with this species in Indiana for many years, making seed collections from wild populations and then including those seeds in restoration seed mixes. Our seed collection dates ranged from early September to mid-October; this was in the NW part of the state. The seeds stay in the capsules relatively well (dehiscence and seed loss was not a concern). Sorry I don't have information about storage or germination treatments.

Nice plant!

 

-Stephanie

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