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epigeal germination ?

Posted by adidas 6/7 (My Page) on
Mon, May 20, 13 at 13:15

Actually it's not's the wrong "geal" ! Does anyone know where I can get a list of plants w/hypogeal germination (sprout from roots and shoots, leaving seed halfway up stem of seedling...generally under the soil)? I have a bunch of "plants" with hypogeal germination (seed is about the size of a baby pea...they are not peas! ) They look like shrub or tree seeds but I don't remember sowing anything that looks like this...they're def. sown, not accidental!


This post was edited by adidas on Mon, May 20, 13 at 13:54

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RE: epigeal germination ?

Here's a pic. Look familiar? Figuring I can put it in shade....just hard to plant it out if I don't know what conditions it prefers.

Thank-you for any input!

RE: epigeal germination ?

I have never heard of "hypogeal" germination - something new to learn about seeds! Your pic looks like some tree or shrub, but I don't recognize it. If you don't get an answer here, you might want to try to "Name that Plant" forum. They are pretty good about identifying sprouts and seedlings.

RE: epigeal germination ?

Thanks Terrene! I am not a vegetable grower...I think corn and beans tend to be hypogeal but most of the things I grow, bring the seed head up above the soil and produce very obvious cotyledons. My unknowns never had visible cotyledons and the seed heads remained buried in the soil...but it looks like a shrub or tree. Maybe I'm missing something...I'll try the NTP forum :)!

Here is a link that might be useful: hypogeal vs epigeal

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