germinating tiny seeds

Katherine Gould kgould15 at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 11 09:51:16 CDT 2005

Does anyone have any advice on germinating the tiny, dust-like seeds of
Bartonia virginica (Gentianaceae)? I have tried germinating them on both
Phytagar & native soil, with and without cold stratification, and with and
without mycorrhizal innoculation. Nothing has worked so far. It is not known
whether the plant is dependent on mycorrhizae. I would be interested in
trying an orchid germination protocol if anyone has any recommendations.

Kathy Gould Mathews
Western Carolina University
kmathews at

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