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The Floral Reserves Beneath Us

May 13, 2013
By Priscilla Titus - Ecologist (

Most of us can appreciate the value of the full complement of plants present in a diverse and varied forest. Those plants reflect both the conditions that were present at the time the plants established and responses to any changing conditions since that time. But what we often overlook is that living seeds of many other plants are present in the soil beneath the forest. The collection of seeds present in soil at any given time is referred to as the soil seedbank.



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