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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. Department of Horticulture and Forestry.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


The objectives of this study are (1) to characterize the habitats of existing stands of native flowers, (2) to study seed viability and germination, (3) to determine the optimum conditions for germination, and (4) to discover any dormancy mechanisms and determine methods to overcome them.

The native flowers selected for this study are widely distributed across the North American continent and can be found in many types of habitat.The species selected bloom from mid-summer to late fall.The flower colors include white, yellow, orange, red and purple.

The vegetation in plots of existing stands of native flowers in the Lincoln area was examined and identified, and soil samples were taken.An attempt was made to determine relationships among flower species, existing vegetation, and soil.

Advisor: J. O. Young