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From: Susan Farmer <sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM>
Subject: Re: Collecting trillium seeds

> Be sure and cut off *above* the leaves.  You may diminish the plants
> capacity
> to flower next year by depriving it of its main food source (the leaves=)
> Susan
> -----
> Hi Susan,
> Are you sure this is correct.  I have usually found that by the time I =am
> collecting trillium seed the leaves are pretty tatty and dry up very sh=ortly
> afterwards. I would have thought that the buds for the following years
> flowers would have already  been formed by the time the seed is ripe.
> Another point is it is difficult to remove an unripe seed case on its s=tem
> in the sessile species without taking the leaves.  I wonder if the leav=es
> have any beneficial effect on the final ripening of the seed and so may=be
> better collected.

Actually, no I'm not; and now that I think about it, you're probably corr=ect.
Most of them go dormant *real* quick after the seed pod is gone.  I stand

Susan Farmer -- Knoxville, zone 6/7


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